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Kick-off the Summer with Magnificent Mocktails: No-jito!


Be sure to kick-off the summer with a Magnificent Mocktail: No-jito, featured  this week on ourstate.com.

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD cannot be cured, but it can be prevented by not drinking alcohol during your pregnancy.

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Women's Health Month: % Ways to Flip the Script


 In response to this year’s Women’s Health Month in May, FASD United wants to flip the script on prenatal alcohol exposure. We often hear messages that suggest that PAE and FASD are the responsibility of women during pregnancy. In fact, men and partners have a crucial role to play as well. PAE and FASD are also the responsibility of doctors and systems of care. 

FASD is not solely a maternal-child health issue.  Fathers and male pregnancy partners play an important role when it comes to PAE.  Systems of care have a responsibility to be FASD-informed

Learn More, HERE!








FASD United is Preparing for Impact Week!

 The following is for information purposes only.


 The annual FASD United Impact Week is September 16-18, in Washington, D.C. highlighted by the Red Shoes Gala and Capitol Hill Day. Plan to join FASD self-advocates, family members, and professionals by reserving your hotel room and purchasing your gala tickets today.

Join FASD United this fall to pass the Respect Act and raise proceeds to support the Family Navigator, Affiliate Network, Policy Center and other vital initiatives serving our community. 

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Study on the Living Experience of People with FASD — Results of an Anonymous Survey

 “This paper [co-authored by members of the the Adult Leadership Committee on FASD] highlights how life is experienced by those living with FASD… to better understand the experiences and challenges of those living with FASD. It allows those living with FASD to give voice to their own experiences.”

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Reporting on Health Care and Social Service Provider Approaches to Promoting Alcohol Abstinence During Pregnancy


“The purpose of this study was to explore the current practices of health care and social service providers when discussing alcohol use during pregnancy, and to understand their rationale for their specific recommendations.”
- Social Work in Public Health

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It’s National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (May 13-19)

May 13-19 is National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week!

Rate of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy is 1in 7

Rate of co-exposure of other substances with alcohol use during pregnancy is 40%

Rate of drug use during pregnancy is 1 in 10

Rate of FASD in UD school=aged children is 1 in 20

At FASD United, we acknowledge the overlap in prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and other prenatal substance exposure (PSE).  We enthusiastically share space and resources in chemical health, substance use, and maternal-child health. We hope the FASD community will welcome anyone who has been impacted by PSE into our efforts for awareness, policy change, support, and services.


 Learn More @ FASD United!






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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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