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Welcome to the State of Delaware Prevention Services website. The site will be updated regularly to provide information and support for the Prevention efforts throughout the state. In addition, information will be posted for Prevention initiatives such as grant information, upcoming meetings, events, or trainings.

Delaware's Prevention team looks forward to working with our communities to enhance the safety and well-being of all Delawareans.


Safe and healthy Delawareans across the lifespan


Partnering to reduce substance abuse and related problem behaviors by strengthening children, families and communities through prevention and early intervention training, education and services.

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is the single state agency (SSA) for the State of Delaware. As the SSA, DSAMH is responsible for the following the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for prevention and treatment in the State of Delaware, as well as the coordination of state and federal funding, and development of standards for the certification and approval of prevention and treatment programs.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides funding for DSAMH to implement substance abuse prevention, treatment, and mental health services in the State of Delaware, through grants such as the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT BG) and the Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG).