Like many throughout the state, Claymont residents are worried about the opioid crisis.

A Community Town Hall meeting played a tribute to 36 people who have died in the past 18 months from drug overdoses related to opioids, and then residents had the chance to learn where to get help if someone has an addiction problem.

Attorney General Matt Denn, Karyl Rattay, the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health and representatives from county and state police answered questions for residents about the opioid addiction.

Denn says new regulations are starting to work, but the overall numbers are not where the state would like to them. Denn adds this is a national problem, but being on the I-95 corridor is a big issue for Delaware especially when it comes to fentanyl.

Karyl Rattay, the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, says fentanyl has driven the crisis.

She adds 80 percent of opioid addiction starts with prescription drugs.

Liz Waters is with AtTAcK Addiction, and her son has an addiction problem.

"We don't have a rehab in this state, we have outpatient. I've used all of the resources in this state, and they're minimal," said Waters. "But I think people realize that and they're doing something to address it now. I'm so grateful for it."

Trying to fight it for many can be using Naloxone. Rattay said 73% of all Naloxone doses take place in the home.

Another problem to some is communication.

"I had a customer where I worked in the store that came in this week who told me his son committed suicide, and he says one of his neighbor's knew he was on drugs and never informed him," said Ann O'Leary.

She said a new avenue needs to be created to help the kids that are involved.

News Reporter and Anchor at WDEL.