Drug Abuse Dover DE

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

ATS of Delaware
(302) 734-4619
250 Beiser Boulevard
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Kent Sussex Counseling Services
(302) 735-7790
1241 College Park Drive
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Connections CSP Inc
(302) 672-9360
2 - 4 Forrest Avenue
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Criminal justice clients

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Pace Inc
(302) 999-9812
5171 West Woodmill Drive
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
ATS of Delaware
(302) 734-4619
250 Beiser Boulevard
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 678-4558
1550 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Serenity Place
(302) 674-8036
327 Martin Street
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Peoples Place Counseling Center
(302) 422-8026
1131 Airport Road
Milford, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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SODAT Delaware Inc
(302) 656-4044
625 North Orange Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Connections CSP Inc
(302) 836-8260
171 Newcastle Avenue
Delaware City, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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