People Empowering People was created to help provide support to family members who have been impacted by the substance use disorder of a family member. Substance use disorder takes a toll on the whole family, and by connecting people who have been in similar circumstances, a support link is created to help individuals who often don't know where else to look. Support is provided via e-mail, phone conversations, one-on-one interactions, and sometimes in-person.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (855) 378-4373
Sussex County Meetings
Date: 2nd Monday of each month Time: 6:30pm Location: 21133 Sterling Avenue, Suite 12 Georgetown, DE 19947 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
atTAcK addiction currently provides three support group meetings each month.
Support Meetings will be held at each chapter in-person monthly meeting.
New Castle Count meets the second Tuesday of each month located in the lower library of Caravel Academy (where they have always been). Doors open at 6:30pm and meeting starts at 7:00pm. All are welcome!
Sussex County Meetings meet the second Monday of each month in Georgetown, DE. Doors open at 6:15pm and meeting starts at 6:30pm. All are welcome!
“The Kristin L. Jackson & John M. Perkins Jr. Law”
Delaware’s 911 Good Samaritan Law
In 2013 Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 116 into law. The law had been passed unanimously by both houses of the General Assembly.
The law grants immunity from arrest, charge, and prosecution to a person who makes a call to 911 to report someone who is in medical distress. The legal immunity applies to both the caller and the individual who needs medical attention. It also applies to underage drinking. The purpose of the law is for the caller to remain with the person in distress under medical help arrives. The caller then may be able to provide information about what may have caused the distress. You should tell the 911 operator, “I’m with someone who is not breathing and unresponsive” and then wait for medical help to arrive.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse states that 80% of those who use injection drugs are with someone when they use. Yet most victims of overdose are found alone.
There are some exceptions to legal immunity in the instance of homicide, rape, kidnap and major felonies (large amounts of illegal drugs, guns). The idea is to stay, make the call and save a life.