At multiple entry points, clients will be accepted into care. From there, peer support specialists will help them navigate both the treatment and social services systems, including connections to employment, housing and transportation.
Services include: screening and evaluation; outpatient counseling; opioid treatment, including methadone maintenance; continuous treatment team programs for individuals with long-term, disabling alcohol and drug dependence disorders; less intensive case management services offered through the outpatient counseling agencies; detoxification; and residential services. The residential services include short-term/variable length-of-stay treatment (30 days or less), long-term treatment, and halfway houses.
Multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials on opioid use, misuse and addiction, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video.
In response to Delaware’s invitation for technical assistance, Pew conducted a full system assessment to inform recommendations for the state on timely, comprehensive, evidence-based, and sustainable treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
To better understand the strengths and gaps in Delaware’s existing OUD treatment system Pew had discussions with more than 150 stakeholders from across the state. In addition, Pew reviewed previous reports including the Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC) Three Year Action Plan and a report by Johns Hopkins University, as well as evidence-based and emerging practices from other states, to inform the development of these recommendations. National experts on OUD policy also informed these recommendations. Finally, Pew assessed existing state laws and regulations in Delaware relevant to OUD treatment.