Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is a leader in providing services and supports for people with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. The Delaware County Holcomb Prevention department is located in Media, PA. Holcomb has been providing evidence-based prevention programs for youth and parents in Delaware County since 1997.
Starting in 2010, Holcomb began providing similar services for Chester County.
Click here to view the Chester County Prevention website!
Help Us Raise Awareness about National Impaired Driving Prevention Month this December!
December is known for being the pinnacle of the holiday season but many do not realize that it is also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. This national prevention campaign is devoted to preventing impaired-driving crashes and raising awareness about this important topic. Drunk drivers kill more than 10,000 people annually, and about one-third of traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.
However, alcohol is not the only factor in impaired driving – both drugs and distracted driving play a large role as well. In 2015, 21% of the 31,166 fatal crashes in the U.S. involved at least one driver who tested positive for drugs after the incident – up from 12% in 2005. Distracted driving also is a large danger as a recent study showed that during daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
It’s important that we work together as a community to make our roads a safer place for all. Holcomb is committed to raising awareness about this important prevention campaign and educating community members about the dangers of impaired driving. For more information about the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, please contact us at: 484-444-0412.
This campaign is coordinated by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems and funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol.
Source: www.whitehouse.gov, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration