Struggling Addict Preparing to be New Mom

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“Laine is 36 weeks pregnant and is now going to weekly appointments with her OB-GYN. “I’ve had zero complications, and at the same time I’m scared to death,” she told WKYT’s MIranda Combs after her appointment. Her doctor, Thomas Mahoney, told us 20-25 percent of the mothers he sees are struggling with drug addiction. Laine is one of them.” – … Read More

NOFAS Addresses the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Board of Directors

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, News & Events

On January 8, 2018, NOFAS President Tom Donaldson and Vice President Kathy Mitchell addressed the NABCA board of directors at their annual meeting in Palm Springs, California. The board of directors received information about NOFAS, the science of FASD and ways that states can work with NOFAS to prevent FASD. NOFAS commends NABCA for their support of NOFAS to work … Read More

NOFAS Opposes New Policy to Prosecute Expectant Mothers for Using Alcohol or Drugs

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

NOFAS opposes the, “immediate crackdown policy of civilly prosecuting any expecting mothers found to be using dangerous drugs or alcohol,” announced last week by Montana’s Big Horn County Attorney Gerald “Jay” Harris. Under the new policy, “The State will… seek incarceration in order to incapacitate the drug or alcohol-addicted expecting mother.” NOFAS opposes any law or policy that would impose … Read More

Woman with FASD Recovering After a Stroke

Elizabeth MontgomeryFamilies, Women's Health

Learn how one woman with FASD has met her challenges head on and has beat the odds of living past 21 years old. Her latest bump in the road was a stroke just before Christmas. True to “Aunt Peg’s” nature, she gets over this bump with her families help. For more inspiration, click HERE

Share Your Personal Stories: FASD and Social Workers

Elizabeth MontgomeryUncategorized

CALL TO ACTION: You are invited to share your personal story about the role of social workers in FASD! NOFAS, along with a team of social workers, is launching a campaign on “Social Workers and FASD: Many Ways to Make a Difference.” There are many ways to share your story. You can submit a short video, a written story, or … Read More

Stepping Stones Triple P- Positive Parenting Program

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals

Parenthood can be extremely rewarding, enlightening and enjoyable. It can also be demanding, frustrating and exhausting. Parenting a child with a disability can be just as rewarding, but even more demanding. There is no single right way to be a parent and there are many different views on how parents should go about raising their children. Ultimately, you as the … Read More

Dr. George Koob: Fighting Alcoholism, Bringing Hope

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

“As director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Dr. George Koob administers an agency with work taking place around the globe… One eye-opener came from a trip to South Africa, where Koob worked with a team researching fetal alcohol syndrome, which is prevalent there. The knowledge gained there could be applied in America to detect, treat and … Read More

More Pregnant Women are Using Pot, Study Finds

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

“More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 … Read More