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.
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March is a Great Time to Have the Conversation!

Holcomb is excited to celebrate National Problem Gambling Awareness Month during the month of March. The goal of this campaign is to educate the public as well as healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and promote the availability of help and hope, both locally and nationally.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) encourages everyone to “Have the Conversation” about Problem Gambling. Most adults gamble or know someone who gambles, and therefore could benefit from programs to prevent gambling addiction. Many suffer in silence because they don’t know why they developed a problem, what gambling addiction is, or where to get help.

Problem gambling is known as a hidden addiction. There is no physical test that indicates gambling behavior, but there some signs you can look for. Frequently borrowing money to gamble, lying to loved ones about gambling, trying to win back money lost, and unexplained absences for long periods of time are just a few of the signs that someone could be struggling with a gambling addiction. Problem gambling is a public health issue affecting all aspects of physical, social, and mental health. It can affect families, work performance and general well-being. It is important to know the signs of a gambling problem, that treatment is available, and that it works.

March is a great time to have the conversation about Problem Gambling.

This campaign is coordinated by Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems through funding from the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol.
Source: National Council on Problem Gambling