Delaware Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Last updated: 17 September 2021


Before any type of drug rehabilitation in Delaware, addicts will receive some form of assessment. The assessment is crucial to determine what methods of treatment are needed. Every addiction and the underlying issues are unique to the drug user. Many professionals working in the treatment field are equipped to help addicts overcome their drug use problems. When searching for treatment, the initial process begins with detox, followed by inpatient or outpatient rehab, and a form of aftercare. The assessment or evaluation does determine what methods of rehab are effective, how long treatment should take, and what aftercare will work.

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Does an assessment or evaluation cost anything?

Normally no, it should not cost anything, because most substance abuse evaluations can be done online. Other resources include therapists or some type of addiction counselor, and most drug rehabilitation programs will give an initial assessment over the phone. Addiction assessments are used to assist in determining what rehabilitation options are available, and more importantly, if there is an addiction, and if so how severe it may be.

Drug and Alcohol Use Statistics in Delaware

According to a 2017 Delaware State Epidemiological Profile regarding Substance Use and Related Issues. In a 2016 Delaware School Survey, alcohol and marijuana were the most commonly used drugs among 8th and 11th-grade students in the past 30 days. Alcohol was involved in 47% of the fatal car crashes in 2015, which was an increase from 2014. Binge drinking in the state is also associated with an increased risk of victimization, especially among college students. College students who reported binge drinking were twice as likely also to report that they had been a victim of an assault. Among students, alcohol is the most commonly used substance reported. Approximately one in six eleventh grade students reported binge drinking in the past two weeks, while one in eight reported drinking and driving.

Eleventh-grade students in the state of Delaware report binge drinking at the same rate as adults in the state. Within the state of Delaware, nearly 11% of the population aged 12 and older used an illicit drug in the past year. Approximately 10% of youth in the state reported past year illicit drug use. Additionally, one-quarter of adults over the age of 26 used illegal drugs during the past year. The largest category of drugs misused by students is prescription drugs. Roughly 12% of 11th grade students in the state abused prescription drugs within the past year. Of those students who misused pain medication, 23% said they used it to relieve pain.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 17, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.