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FASD United Responds to TIME Article’s Incorrect Terminology for FASD

A TIME Magazine article released on August 2nd, 2023 about prohibition has been flagged by our team at FASD United for using inaccurate terminology. 

While the article itself is well-written and relevant, its use of outdated language to describe prenatal alcohol exposure is not excusable after almost twenty years of updated information.


VIew the full response, HERE!







Impulsivity and Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Postpartum


“This study evaluated the association between emotion regulation difficulties-specifically impulsivity-and substance use within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic among pregnant and postpartum women.”
- Behavioral Sciences

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AWHONN Position Statement on Prevention of FASD

 This statement from The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) says, “Treatment for alcohol use should be nonstigmatizing and should focus on the patient and family. Therefore, AWHONN recommends that nurses provide education on the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy.”


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As alcohol-related deaths rise in the US, women are increasingly at risk, study shows


"Men are nearly three times more likely than women to die from alcohol use in the United States, but a new report shows that gap has narrowed as the risk for women has grown, especially in recent years."

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CDC’s “Check You Drinking. Make a Plan to Drink Less.” Alcohol Screening Tool


The CDC released an alcohol screening tool that allows adults to anonymously check their drinking, identify barriers and motivators for drinking less, and print or save a personalized change plan. This evidence-based tool is a free resource that can be used by individuals or institutions to reduce excessive alcohol use. The tool was developed as part of the CDC’s Drink Less, Be Your Best Campaign. More information on the campaign can be found here.







FASD Awareness Month 2023 Website is Live!


September may be a few months away, but our anticipation is here to stay! If you’ve been itching to start your FASD Awareness Month preparations, our website for 2023 is now live. This includes our carefully crafted toolkit, weekly themes for the month, and other helpful resources to encourage you on your journey.

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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