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Delaware Officials Detail Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are discussing plans for $4.5 million in new funding to tackle substance abuse in Delaware.
    
State lawmakers approved the funding in the budget for fiscal 2016, which began last month.
    
Gov. Jack Markell sought the funding in his January budget proposal, noting that 185 Delawareans died from a suspected drug overdose last year and nearly 10,000 adults sought public treatment for addiction.
    
Markell planned to make an announcement about expanded substance abuse services on Wednesday at the site of a new detox center in Harrington.
    
Officials have called for increased withdrawal management services statewide, and a doubling of sober-living residential beds to 120.
    
They also have proposed doubling to 32 the number of residential treatment beds for young people age 18 to 25 who are beginning their recoveries.

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