The Role of Stress, Trauma, and Negative Affect in Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in Women

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, Women's Health

Recent evidence indicates that the United States is facing a public health crisis of alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD), which has been fueled in part by dramatic rises in binge and heavy drinking and prevalence of AUD in women. Historically, alcohol misuse and AUD have been more prevalent in men than in women. However, recent evidence on data … Read More

Public Health Grand Rounds on Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy

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

CDC Resources: The live web stream of the August session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Reducing Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy” was viewed by 1,174 people in 4 foreign countries, 49 states, and the District of Columbia. The use of multiple substances, including tobacco, alcohol, and opioids, during pregnancy can have negative effects on a pregnant person and the developing baby. … Read More

Learn More About The Maternal Health and Opioid Use Project

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

The Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use project aims to improve the quality of care of infants exposed to opioids prenatally or diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), and of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder (OUD). The project develops and promotes educational resources that support the patient and family-centered care framework, to focus on both, the systems … Read More

Submit a Video for FASD Awareness Month 2020, Get Free 30th Anniversary NOFAS Coffee Mug!

Amy HendricksFamilies, News & Events

You are invited to submit a short selfie video of yourself. Please answer a question about what one thing you wish your health care provider had told you. This is your opportunity to use your voice to help organizations and agencies, including NOFAS, understand what families affected by FASD need. Everyone who submits a video will receive a complementary special … Read More