Substance Abuse and Recovery Task Force

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In recognition of the toll the heroin epidemic is taking on the community, Delaware County Council, the District Attorney and Delaware County agencies formed the Delaware County Heroin Task Force in 2012 to address this public health concern.

The mission of the Heroin Task Force is to provide young people, parents and educators with information regarding the destructive and addictive nature of heroin and abused prescription drugs.

Delaware County Heroin Task Force Brochure

Task force goals include:

  • Reduce the demand for heroin and illegally used prescription drugs;
  • Educate citizens about the resources available to prevent and treat addiction;
  • Reduce drug-related crime in the community through public education and law enforcement.

Press Releases

The Delaware County Substance Treatment and Overdose Prevention (Delco STOP) Coalition held a presentation to educate our community on lifesaving Narcan, to remind residents about the County’s Certified Recovery Specialists and our Warm Handoff Program that can assist overdose survivors and their families. They also detailed how to access Medication Assisted Treatment, Inpatient Services, and Recovery Housing. The Delco STOP Coalition aims to educate the community about treatment and recovery, increase access to treatment, and reduce stigma. Watch the Video

Narcan now accessible at Delaware County Community College

Narcan available at the Lansdowne and Ridley YMCA

Community Day celebrates recovery, recognizes partners in drug prevention

Heroin Task Force holds its first meeting of the year, continues effort to save lives & address the opioid epidemic

Life-saving Narcan now readily accessible in county AED cabinets

Delco Heroin Task Force joins statewide effort to stop overdoses

Heroin Task Force connects residents with treatment this holiday season

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  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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