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Substance Abuse among Pregnant Women on the Rise During COVID-19


“Many pregnant and postpartum women are engaging in unhealthy behaviors to cope with the stress of the pandemic—including drugs and alcohol.   Right now, marijuana is the number one substance for which women seek treatment during pregnancy.”

Read More, HERE!









April 15 Webinar - The Lay of the Land: A Published Health Survey of Adults Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


FASDInformed is partnering with Greensboro AHEC to sponsor  The Lay of the Land: A Published Health Survey of Adults Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  This workshop is intended to bring concrete meaning to the phrase “whole body diagnosis” when applied to FASD.  The authors of the groundbreaking 2017 Health Study (published in 2020) will describe specifically how adults diagnosed with FASD have more health concerns than those in the general population.

Webinar information (CEUs available)

Date:  Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time:  Noon – 1:30 PM 

Participation fee:  $25 General registration; $10 Parents/guardians & those diagnosed with an FASD


Please click here for more information and to register Lay of the Land.









Choline Supplement to Treat Infants Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol


“Researchers from the University of Minnesota are presenting new work on a choline supplement to treat infants exposed prenatally to alcohol.

Choline has translated to cognitive benefits compared to those without the supplementation.”

Learn More, HERE!









New Podcast "Alcohol and Pregnancy: The More You Know"

 This new three-part podcast is hosted by Dr. Daniel Alford, project director of B SMART, in partnership with CDC and Boston Medical Center.  The podcast features experts Dr. Vincent Smith, medical director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ FASD Program, and Enid Watson of massFAS, a NOFAS Affiliate.

 Listen to Podcast, HERE!





U.S. Surgeon General Nominee Pledges to Strengthen Support for FASD


Senator Lisa Murkowski, who plans to reintroduce FASD legislation with Senator Amy Klobuchar this spring, asked Dr. Vivek Murthy about FASD during the Senate’s consideration of his nomination to serve as the next United States Surgeon General

Read more, HERE!





NCFASD Informed Will Host FASD Legislative Update


Your Advocacy is Needed

 Tuesday, March 16, 7pm EDT

Click HERE, to join the meeting

Assist advocates across the US in support of comprehensive FASD legislation, the proposed "Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act, " which authorizes programs and funding to aid individuals and families affected by alcohol exposure in utero.  NCFASD Informed is pleased that Susan Shepard Carlson (Chair of the NOFAS Legislative and Policy Committee) and possibly others from the NOFAS Policy team will be joining Kathy Hotelling to discuss this legislation and how you can be an effective advocate.  It is important to note that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) is the ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; his support is extremely important.