NOFAS Statement: FASD, COVID-19 and Alcohol Awareness Month

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to disrupt nearly every facet of society, NOFAS would like to call attention to some of its effects on the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) community.

The crisis is an especially difficult time for children and adults with FASD because they can have a high rate of pre-existing health conditions, low levels of health literacy, and they rely on others for access to care. Additionally, April is Alcohol Awareness Month and NOFAS is doing its part to promote awareness of prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD.

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