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
“The pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” – NIH News Releases Read more, HERE!
“NIAAA scientists report that specific changes in a brain circuit involved in learning and decision-making could underlie behavioral effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.” Learn more, HERE!
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
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
“Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester of pregnancy, with the study finding that nearly 20% of women drank in their first trimester. But it found this rate dropped to 4.7% of respondents in the second and third trimesters.” – Good Morning America Read more, here.
“A new CDC MMWR reports that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the US each year – or 255 deaths per day – shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years. Learn what states and communities can do to prevent excessive alcohol use.” Read More, HERE.
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
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