Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

(CNN)The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Click here, to learn more!

Advocates Believe FASD Could Be a Silent Side Effect of Opioid Epidemic

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“Foster mother Aubrey Page believes fetal alcohol syndrome has been a sleeping problem in the Cincinnati area for years… Advocates reason a region hit as hard by the opioid epidemic as Cincinnati likely saw a quieter accompanying rise in levels of alcohol abuse during the same time period. Pregnant women may have struggled with both.” – WCPO 9 News Cincinnati … Read More

FASD winter webinars for parents and professionals

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders would like to invite you to participate in one of our 5-week webinars, FASD and the Brain-Based Approach. 2 sessions: Monday evenings, Jan 13 – Feb 10 or Wednesday days, Jan 15-Feb 13 To register and to learn more, please visit FAFASD.ORG Topics covered: • Facts, figures and statistics • Diagnosis • Neurobehavioral … Read More

NOFAS Action Alert—Contact Your Senators in Support of S. 2879

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

This opportunity doesn’t happen every day and we need your support! Please contact your Senators today!! U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Amy Klobuchar have introduced S. 2879, the Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act. NOFAS asks FASD advocates and anyone willing to help prevent FASD and support individuals and families living with the impairments to contact the offices of … Read More

Punishing Pregnant Women for Opioid Use Leads to More Birth Complications

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“This article discusses a study that found that, “States with laws that penalize opioid use during pregnancy had a significantly higher number of infants born with drug withdrawal symptoms… These policies are adding to the stigma and shame mothers feel, by discouraging them from getting the prenatal care and treatment they need.” – ABC News See full story, here!

DiG FASD Study Offering Gift Cards!

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events

Everyone with FASD has a different experience and we think genetics might play a role in these differences. Each gene has a small effect, so we need YOU to help us! By understanding how genes make FASD different, we can use that information to help improve treatments and interventions. Your time is valuable. NOFAS will send you a gift card … Read More

New U.S. Senate Bill Will Help Children and Adults Living with FASD

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

New legislation to authorize comprehensive FASD support services, public health prevention, and research programs across federal agencies was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. The Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act, S.2879, is cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), dedicated champions of maternal and child health and support for individuals living with disabilities and addiction. … Read More