Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Are you screening your patients for a substance use disorder?
These resources can help you prevent, screen for, and talk about substance use disorders.
Women are at highest risk for developing a substance use disorder during their reproductive years. Women who are pregnant or soon to become pregnant are at increased risk. Early, universal screening for substance use is an essential component of prenatal care.
- How to screen pregnant patients for substance use disorder and alcohol use (PDF).
Use this information to help you screen patients as a Delaware perinatal provider.
- Substance use disorders and perinatal care (PDF).
Use this information to understand your responsibilities as a perinatal care provider.
- Substance use during pregnancy (PDF).
This fact sheet for medical providers discusses the dangers of substance use during pregnancy.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Overdose Prevention
A curated collection of information and resources provided and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- How to screen patients for a substance use disorder (PDF).
Use this tool to evaluate patients for a substance use disorder risk and especially prior to prescribing opioids.
- Help Is Here Delaware.
The state’s website for prevention and recovery includes many resources for patients and providers.
- Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) Treatment Locations.
Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website at www.samhsa.gov or call 1-800-652-2929 in New Castle County or 1-800-345-6785 in Kent and Sussex counties. As part of our dedication to members, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware covers any medication-assisted treatment. Members of AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware can receive medication-assisted treatment at no cost.
- Narcan (naloxone) standing availability (PDF).
The opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone (brand name Narcan) is currently available at pharmacies in Delaware. Via a standing order from the Division of Public Health, anyone can request a prescription at a participating pharmacy for naloxone and the pharmacist can dispense the prescription with Dr. Karyl Rattay as the prescribing physician. Members of AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware are able to get Narcan (naloxone) for a $0 copay.
Drug monitoring and management
- Delaware Prescription Monitoring Program.
This system collects information on all controlled substance (schedules II–V) prescriptions. Register to obtain access to a current or prospective patient’s controlled substance prescription history.
- DHSS Pharmacy Corner.
Pharmacy Corner, provided by Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS), offers information about Delaware’s pharmacy programs.
- AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware’s lock-in program.
The lock-in program assigns members to a specific pharmacy to prevent and reduce the misuse of pharmacy services.
- Prescription drug drop boxes.
Reduce the amount of prescription drugs available for potential misuse and abuse. Locate a drop box in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties.