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The Frequency of Severe FASD in the Neonatal Period Needs to be Recognized

 "At birth, only complete Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be properly diagnosed. However, other Consequences of prenatal Alcohol Exposure can also be recorded. Our objective was to describe the frequency of diagnoses highly suggestive of potential FASD.”
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence

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CDC: Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People at Increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19


 “Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant people and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people.”

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Podcast: FASD Across America: A Conversation with Emmaus Holder


 “Emmaus is the oldest sibling of five, including two brothers with FASD. Emmaus is currently planning and embarking on a 4,000 mile cross-country bike trip titled "FASD Across America".  Through this adventure, Emmaus will be interviewing family members and caregivers of individuals with FASD.”


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NOFAS Creates Website for Policy and Training

The following is for Information Purposes ONLY.

NOFAS proudly introduces the creation of a website for policy on prenatal substance exposure as an extension of the NOFAS Policy and Training Center. 

Included in this site are resources to support the passage of the proposed FASD Respect Act, bipartisan legislation covering research, services for adults and children with FASD, as well as the prevention of prenatal substance exposure. 

Find out more at www.nofaspolicycenter.org 

Contact Jenn Wisdahl, NOFAS Policy Coordinator at wisdahl [AT] nofas [DOT] org






How Pandemic Drinking Is Affecting Women’s Health

 “Alcohol sales have increased during the pandemic, and doctors say there’s a rise in alcohol-associated hepatitis.

NBC News investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen looks at how drinking affects women differently than men.”


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A Strategy for Reducing Alcohol Use During Pregnancy and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment


 Universal Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention as Routine Clinical Practice is published in ACNM’s magazine, Quickening.

The article is authored by Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, Alex Edwards, Hannah Rebadulla, Beth Kelsey, Lily Bastian, Cathy Ruhl, and Diane King.

Learn More, HERE!








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NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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