Drug Rehabs in Dover, DE

While Dover, Delaware, has a relatively small population, that doesn’t mean its substance abuse issues are small. Thankfully, there are multiple treatment center options throughout the state for those struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD).

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Banyan Treatment Centers – Delaware

Milford , DE


Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall

Earleville , MD


MeadowWood Behavioral Health

New Castle , DE


Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse

Mays Landing , NJ


Bowling Green Brandywine

Kennett Square , PA


Boca Recovery Center – New Jersey

Galloway , NJ


Belmont Behavioral Health System

Philadelphia , PA


Recovery Centers of America at Devon

Devon , PA

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Dover, Delaware

Dover, the capital of Delaware, has had its ups and downs over the past decade when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse. While some issues have seemed to improve, others have spiked, bringing the annual death numbers higher and higher. Kent County, home of Dover, saw a death rate of 18.1 per 100,000 people in 2017 as a result of substance abuse. While Dover, along with the rest of Kent County, has lower numbers overall, their rates based off population are soaring. Of the 2,075 Opioid-related emergency department visits throughout Delaware from 2016 to 2017, 191 of them fell within Kent County.

For those ready to begin their journey to recovery in Dover, there are treatment center options throughout the state of Delaware. While it can be discouraging to not have multiple options directly in the city, traveling for treatment can grant individuals a new  opportunity. Leaving the area where an individual’s substance abuse began may allow them to separate themselves physically and mentally from triggers, memories, and old temptation.

Opioids In Dover

While other larger cities and states are seeing some kind of decrease in drug-related deaths, deaths in Dover have continued to climb. From 2011 to 2018, there was an 144% increase in drug overdose deaths. In 2018, 88% of the 401 reported drug overdose deaths involved opioids. This is a a total of 355 fatalities.

While use of Heroin seems to not be stopping, abuse of prescription drugs looks to be falling in Kent County. In 2015, the county saw a 34.6% decrease in overdose deaths from prescription drugs. However, in 2018, the rate of prescribing Opioid medication in Delaware was 60.6 Opioid prescriptions for every 100 people; this is much higher than the US average of 51.4 prescriptions.

Fentanyl Spreading In Dover

Across the state of Delaware, Fentanyl is involved in 60% of all drug-related deaths, and Dover is no exception. In fact, from 2013 to 2014, Fentanyl use grew by 89% in Kent County. Dover officials have warned that any drug purchased illicitly could contain or be laced with Fentanyl. The introduction of Fentanyl-laced drugs has regularly become the difference between life and death for people suffering from addiction.

Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than Morphine. Due to its potency and low cost, more dealers are using Fentanyl to make a larger profit. However, they rarely have the equipment to properly measure the synthetic Opioid and frequently give people too much. This, partnered with the fact that many who take Fentanyl do it without their knowledge, is causing people to overdose more and more each year. This has even resulted in other states ruling the sale of Fentanyl as premeditated murder.



Out of every 5 drug-related deaths in Delaware, 3 of them are due to fentanyl.



Fentanyl-related deaths grew by 89% from 2013 to 2014.


meth labs

Of the 21 meth labs that were discovered across Delaware in 2015, 14 of them were within Kent County.

Meth in Dover

Kent County has the largest concentration of Meth busts in the entire state of Delaware. Of the 21 Methamphetamine labs that Delaware’s Emergency Response Team responded to in 2015, 14 of them were within the border of Kent County. While numbers of Meth-related deaths are comparatively low, the process of making and distributing Meth in a community can be toxic. Creating long-term issues that may not seem as lethal at the moment.

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Treatment In Dover

Coming to terms that you or a loved one is suffering from addiction can be a hard thing to do. Finding a rehab facility with your desired treatment and amenities may seem overwhelming. Treatment providers can help to discuss all of the treatment options available and an answer any other related questions. For more information, contact a treatment provider today.



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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Cumberland - Salem Area P.O. Box 13
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

College Programs

Counseling Center

Wesley College

120 North State Street Dover
Delaware 19901


Delaware State University

1200 N. DuPont HighwayDover
DE 19901

AA and NA Meetings in Dover

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Central Delaware Intergroup PO Box 853, Dover, DE 19901 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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