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The Addiction Treatment Resource Center (ATRC)

State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant

The Delaware State Opioid Response (SOR) grant is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded initiative that provides financial resources to build a strong and effective OUD and STUD system of care.

In the Fall of 2020, the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) created the Opioid Response Team (ORT) to provide strategic leadership and oversight to all opioid-related programs and activities throughout the Division and, with our partners, focusing on implementing Delaware’s State Opioid Response. The ORT is comprised of subject matter experts across the division who serve as the main point of contact for all SOR programs, projects and partners.

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The goals of the SOR grant in Delaware include:

  • Decrease opioid overdoses statewide through development and expansion of programs and resources focused on low threshold access to treatment and targeted referral systems.
  • Improve understanding of and engagement and retention in OUD/STUD treatment for those currently accessing the system by enhancing and expanding current prevention, treatment, and recovery services for patients, families, and communities.
  • Identify and engage high risk populations in treatment through universal screening and direct, efficient referral of OUD/STUD patients and others affected by the illness to existing treatment and recovery services.

If you are seeking care or treatment for yourself or a loved one please click here for Help is Here resources. You can also reach out to the Delaware Hope Line at 1-(833) 9-HOPEDE or (833) 946-7333 and find mental health or addiction treatment resources by accessing Home – Treatment Connection.

The Delaware Hope Line – 1 (833) 9-HOPEDE or (833) 946-7333 – is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect callers to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance. The Hope Line, which is free, provides a single point of contact for individuals to tap into DSAMH’s range of services and resources.

Delawareans can also get behavioral health tips and reminders by texting DEHOPE to 55753.