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Relationships Between Alcohol Policies and Infant Morbidities and Injuries


“Previous research has found that policies specifically focused on pregnant people's alcohol use are largely ineffective… Findings suggest that limiting alcohol availability for the general population may help reduce adverse infant outcomes related to pregnant people's alcohol use.”
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Young People Are Drinking Less. But Drinking Among Women is Undoing Those Gains.


“While alcohol use among men 26 to 64 has been slightly decreasing, it has increased in adult women, especially among 30- to 45-year-olds. “What’s really striking is that when you look at women in midlife, the increases in binge drinking have been concentrated in women with the highest levels of education.”

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Prenatal Substance Exposure and its Impact on Mental Health in Children

 “An observational study investigated the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children’s mental health. However, when environment and genetic factors were considered, many of these associations weakened. The only exception was prenatal exposure to alcohol.”

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Stress driving substance use in American teens, study finds


In a recent study published in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)researchers aimed to guide the development and subsequent implementation of anti-substance use policies. To this end, this study investigated the motivations of substance use amongst American adolescents and the persons with whom they use these substances. Results reveal that stress-related motivators, including seeking to feel ‘calm’ or ‘mellow’ and experimentation, were the most often reported triggers for substance use in adolescents aged 13 to 18 years.


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Register today! 9th International Research Conference on FASD

 April 11-14, 2024 in Seattle, Washington.

Join us for the 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD.  Building on the work of eight previous conferences, we aim to examine relevant global research, programs and policies.  We hope you can join us at this interactive conference and be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.  FASD United has taken on the task of putting on this unique global FASD conference.

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Study Examines Fetal Alcohol Exposure, Mortality

 “A study recently published examines the connection between exposure to alcohol while in the womb and old-age mortality.  In the study, Fletcher and research affiliate in UW’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging Hamid Noghanibehambari focus on alcohol exposure in-utero, or in the womb, specifically targeting the period of the federal alcohol ban in the U.S.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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