Delaware Long Term Drug Rehab Centers

There is nothing more devastating for a substance abuser and his family than going to treatment and then relapsing. One of the main reasons that someone relapses is that he did not go to a long term drug rehab center. What is long term drug treatment? If you search for long term drug treatment centers in the Facility Locator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, treatment program more than 30 days is considered a long term drug treatment center. Yet, research done by the National Insitute on Drug Abuse shows that less than 90 days treatment for someone severely afflicted with substance abuse is not successful. On this web-site, we consider long term drug and alcohol treatment to be 90 days or more.
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There are various options for drug and alcohol treatment in Delaware.

For immediate assistance to find a long term drug rehabilitation center, call now 1-888-781-7060 for a free assessement and eferral. You may also fill out the form below and a professional counselor will contact you as soon as possible.

Delaware Drug Rehab Assessment Form

Please fill out this information form with as much informstion as you feel comfortable giving us. That way we can give you the best help possible to find a long term drug rehab that fits your needs.


The National Survey on Drug Use and Health collects up certain indicators on drug and alcohol abuse in every state. Here are some if the statistics and information available from 2006 (last year of data being available from this particular source).

Use of alcohol was below the national average while use of illicit drugs was above the national  average. Surveys show that since 2003 the number of people having problems with just alcohol has steadily declined while people having trouble with illicit drug abuse has steadily increased.

Finding long term drug rehab centers in Delaware

We have provided a list of long term drug rehab centers as published by the National Substance Abuse Index.

Delaware had a total of 43 facilities offering substance abuse treatment in 2006. Of those 29 were private non-profit organizations and 11 were private for-profit centers. Only 12 of these centers offer residential care. There were 4042 people in treatment and only 7% of those were in residential care.
This may tell of a serious lack of residential care and long term drug rehab centers. If someone has a serious problem with drugs and alcohol out-patient usually does not work or simply consists of a substitute drug.

Every state has a Single State Agency that oversees all drug and alcohol treatment facilities. This agency can be contacted for questions about facilities and particular about finding state financed treatment.

Most state financed programs are out patient or short term as there is usually not enough funding to offer long term drug and alcohol treatment.

The contact information for the Single State Agency for Delaware is:

Kevin Ann Huckshorn, R.N., M.S.N., CAP, ICADC
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Delaware Health and Social Services
1901 North DuPont Highway, Main Building 1st Floor
New Castle, Delaware 19720
TELEPHONE: (302) 255-9404
FACSIMILE: (302) 255-4427
E-mail: k
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The treatment scene in Delaware is not dissimilar to that of Connecticut or other neighboring states. Most of the people with private insurance are sending their loved ones to Florida or even Ohio forlong term drug rehab, but few believe that there are any reliable programs in their state. This is to assume that there are better programs in these other states?

From all of our research, we have found a dozen that stand out as being work your time and money. None of these are in Delaware, however, but they all make allowances to help you travel to the one that you choose as your favorite. Call us and we will explain the value of going to an effective treatment center and the reckless waste of money and lives by going to long term drug rehab centers that have poor statistics.

No one sends a loved one to treatment from Delaware with the feeling that it isn't going to work. By the time you spend you money or insurance on a program, you have been convinced by their intake counselors that it will solve the program. Our job is to keep you from later blaming your loved one or yourself for not doing the right thing to get well. .

Certified counselors are available to assist you with your drug rehab questions. Many drug rehab centers and programs are available for people from Delaware, however, the best long-term centers are not located in every state. We can help guide you to finding the appropriate drug rehab program for your situation

Drug Information for Delaware

We have had high school and college youth tell us that part of the thrill of doing drugs is to go to Newark, Delaware and find the crack houses, drive around until someone notices that they are obviously not from that area and are looking to buy. The problems, of course, is two-fold. First of all, you don't want your young ones hanging around in areas were the value of human life is pretty low. Not only are they at risk for being robed and maybe worse, but they haven't a clue as to what they are buying. Most of what is being sold as cocaine in these areas is a combination of methamphetamines with baking soda or talcum powder and sometimes cut with novocaine.

When I was growing up in the 60s we would send one of our older-looking classmates to the same type of areas to see if they could buy alcohol at age 17, and they were usually successful, but the risk inherent in that venture is nowhere close to the exposure that these young people are having today in areas where crack dealers are all carrying concealed weapons and are usually high, which means that they aren't using what little conscious they might have had if they weren't drug-effected.

Risk-taking is part of adolescence and it is true of these areas were they are closely connected to our largest metropolitan cities and drugs are plentiful. One of our colleagues did drug-education lectures in the high schools in Newark and other Delaware cites and he told us the the youth in suburban schools are glib about the risk that they are taking in entering these areas and it is a tragedy waiting to happen.

State Funded Programs in Delaware

The Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is the Single State Agency in charge of the Block Grant money and other money to fund alcohol and drug rehab services as well as mental heath services for those persons who have no other means of afording this help. DSAMH is locaed in the department of Health and Social Services and serves adults (18 and older) in need of publicaly funded behavioral services. DSAMH is organized into three units: The Delaware Psychiatric Center, Two Commnity Mental Health Centers with six sites and a variety of community-based Substance Abuse treatment programs. Their stated mission is to promote health and recovery by ensuring that Delawareans have access to quality prevention and rtreatment for mental health, substance use and gambling conditions.

As a past Director of Single State Agency in another state. I can tell you that if you are looking for quality longterm alcohol and drug rehab, you won't find those services provided by DSAMH. The money that they are alotted doesn't allow for intense services for the addicted public. Many of their community-based programs do a fine job, but they are limited to the extent of what they can provide dependent on their funding. They have programs that target women with addiciton problems who have children and those that are pregnant and this is a service that you won't find in private facilities.

For Gambling Addiction, they provide a help-line and outpatient counseling, which is a great support to those that need it, but if you have failed at that level of care, then you should call our offices and see what other services can be provided to you.

Long Term Drug Rehab Centers in Delaware

Following is a list of long term drug rehab centers in Delaware as published by the National Substance Abuse Index. As you can see, this list of very short and all we know is that these facilities offer treatment that is more than 30 days. We recommend treatment that is 90 days or more and are glad to help you find a good drug rehab center even though it may be out of state.

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Cornerstone Residential

Primary Focus: Mix of mental health and substance abuse services
Services Provided: Substance abuse treatment
Type of Care: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

171 Newcastle Avenue Cottage 8
Delaware City DE 19706
(302) 836-8260

Corinthian House

Primary Focus: Substance abuse treatment services
Services Provided: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Type of Care: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

219-221 South Race Street
Georgetown DE 19947
(302) 856-7533

Tau House

Primary Focus: Substance abuse treatment services
Services Provided: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Type of Care: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

11 West Pine Street
Georgetown DE 19947
(302) 856-4363

Dover Mental Health Center

Williams State Service Center
805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901 
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Georgetown Mental Health Center


Recovery Response Center

700 Main Street, Ellendale, DE 19941 
Staffed 24/7
Provides recovery support services and crisis stabilization services to divert people from inpatient hospitalization and communicate the message of hope and the possibility of recovery. The RRC Living Room is a crisis alternative where people having a difficult time can become a guest where they receive comfort and hope from a team of Peer Support Specialists in recovery.
Adams State Service Center
546 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you need immediate treatment help to find longterm alcohol and drug treatment, call: 888.781.7060