Remember to spread the message that FASDs is a lifelong condition, affecting One in 20 school-age children, that’s one child in every classroom. FASDs can be 100% preventable. But we have to stop the spread of misinformation and support women in having an alcohol-free pregnancy. #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance View this link.
Helping individuals with an FASD understand how their brain works is crucial. It’s important to remember that individuals with an FASD and their families need education, training and support. Damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely because individuals don’t “appear” impacted outwardly. It’s a brain thing! #moms2Bstayalcoholfree #healthypregnancies #alcoholandpregnancy #FASDs #FASDAwarenessMonth #FASDinNC #PreventFASDs #FASDSupports #proofalliance … Read More
NCFASD Informed, Inc is facilitating the initiation of support groups throughout North Carolina. Groups now forming in Boone, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh. To learn more, contact email@example.com
July 9, 2019 — For women, quitting drinking may be linked to a significant improvement in mental health, according to a study published online this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. To read the full article, click HERE!
Not the news I had hoped to hear. FASDinNC is seriously concerned that ongoing and increased normalization of alcohol use in our society contributed to this new data. It is therefore imperative to be mindful about statewide alcohol-related policies that reduce alcohol related harms. This is for the sake of current and future Carolinians. “In a new Morbidity and Mortality … Read More
So glad to see this coverage in North Carolina! WSOCTV’s Kristen Leigh takes a closer look at FASDs in our state. Experts say 50 percent of women of childbearing age say they drink, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 50 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. That means many women, even if only for the … Read More
According to the journal Pediatrics, “Children’s exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities.” – CNN For more information, click HERE.
“The feature highlights the guide, Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide: No Amount of Substance Use Is Safe for Adolescents, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with CDC. The guide provides helpful information for pediatricians to implement substance use screening and brief counseling in their practices.” Learn More Here!
Canadian researchers are investigating whether changes in DNA shed light on prenatal alcohol exposure. DNA methylation could prove a useful biomarker of disease and environmental exposures. For more information, click HERE
April 14, 2018 9 am – 4 pm Reality Ministries, 916 Lamond Avenue, Durham Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurobehavioral conditions are brain-based physical disabilities with behavioral symptoms. The brain-based approach to living with, caring for, and teaching individuals impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain. This approach provides a set of research … Read More
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