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Program to Launch Soon to Support Mothers Struggling With Substance Use (2)

 “People struggling with substance-use disorder already “exist in a world of stigma” and it can be heightened with pregnancy.

Whether internalized or felt by others, stigma can push expectant mothers to “go more underground” and increase their risks.”
- Calgary Herald

 Read full article, here.








Vaccine Prioritization for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of North Carolina has been advocating for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families for almost 70 years. We have developed strong partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations to ensure their issues are heard and addressed.

While we recognize there are many challenges with distribution and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, we were extremely disheartened when the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) re-prioritized vaccination for people with I/DD from Group 2 to Group 4. This includes people with Down syndrome who are ten times more likely to die from COVID-19.

Follow Story, HERE!







Researchers Find a More Accurate Method to Gauge Prenatal Alcohol Use

 “When health researchers ask pregnant women about their alcohol use, expectant women may underreport their drinking.  A study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research found that pregnant women's reporting of their own risky drinking varies greatly depending on how key questions are worded.”

- Medical Xpress

Read full article, here.








Virtual Parent Support Group from Double ARC Center for FASD

 Parents, Get support wherever you are

We hope you will join us for this *free*, support service. Meetings will be held on second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Eastern Time) and the fourth Monday of each month (except holidays) from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Eastern Time).


Click HERE, to register!







Increased Alcohol Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Effect of Mental Health and Age in a Cross-sectional Sample of Social Media Users in the U.S.

 “The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a public health crisis of unprecedented scale… This study aimed to examine whether age modified the association of anxiety and depressive symptoms with alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
- Preventive Medicine

Click HERE, to read more!








Sign Up to Advocate for FASD and Attend the NOFAS Monthly Virtual Forum

The February NOFAS Monthly Forum is Wednesday, February, 24, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The forum features a Capitol Hill update, the status of Senate and House FASD bills and appropriations requests, and a review of the legislative strategy including talking points and tips for advocates. Complete the NOFAS Advocacy Coalition sign Up Form to receive all meeting notices and keep updated on FASD policy activities and progress. 

To sign up, click HERE!







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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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Funding in whole or in part and/or supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA # 93.959).


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