Hero Help Program
Hero Help Administrator
The HERO HELP Program is a collaboration between the Division of Police, the Delaware Department of Justice and the State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment to qualifying adults who contact the police and ask for treatment, or to individuals in lieu of an immediate arrest for lesser crimes. The goal of the HERO HELP program is to not depend on criminal arrests alone to combat addiction and the crime it causes. Instead, the HERO HELP Program can provide a greater opportunity for those seeking treatment to overcome their addiction and prevent each individual from engaging in criminal activity to support their addiction.
atTAcK addiction is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group created in memory of Tyler Armstrong Keister after his accidental overdose. Our goal is to help young people realize the dangers of alcohol and drugs so that they and their families never have to experience the pain, tragedy, and loneliness that accompany addiction.
The main purpose of the group is to educate and bring awareness of addiction as a disease, rather than the stigma that is suffered in shame by the person with the disease and their loved ones. atTAck Addiction seeks to educate by speaking at schools, prisons, and any other venues where there is an interest in learning more about the disease of addiction. We strive to bring real and effective change to existing drug policy, We are not a support group, but we end up supporting those in recovery, those who have a loved one in recovery, or those who have lost a loved one to the disease.
The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) provides public drug and alcohol treatment services for adults, primarily through contracts with private agencies. 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.