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How the Drinking Habits of Fathers May Contribute to Birth Defects in Newborns


“New evidence suggests a link between paternal alcohol consumption before conception and the chances of fetal birth defects.  The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that paternal drinking is associated with an increased risk of sperm abnormalities, which could lead to birth defects."

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Proof Alliance Releases 20+ New Fact Sheets

NOFAS affiliate Proof Alliance has released 25 new fact sheets, covering a range of FASD prevention and support topics, from “What is FASD?” to information specific to fields such as health care, the justice system, and education.    

These resources – which are available at no cost – have been created by the Proof team in partnership with experts in the field, families and people with FASD, and other stakeholders.

To view fact sheets, click HERE!








FASD in a Midwestern City: Child Characteristics, Maternal Risk Traits, and Prevalence


 “This city displayed the lowest prevalence of FASD of the four sites. Nevertheless, FASD were common, and affected children demonstrated a common, recognizable and measurable array of traits… Neurobehavioral tests distinguished children with FASD from controls, more for behavioral problems than cognitive delay. Children with ARND demonstrated the poorest neurobehavioral indicators.”
- Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

NOTE: To request more information on a piece of research, please contact the source of publication/journal. Some journal articles may require a paid membership or login credentials to access and view the full article.  NOFAS is not able to provide assistance in obtaining this access

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#FASDStrong - Help Us Change the Story about FASD


What usually comes to mind when people think about FASD?
For most people - it is the problems, deficits, and barriers. This adds to the stigma of FASD.

𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗗. We want to show "the whole person" and recognize the humanity of children and adults with FASD. Balance is needed!

To learn how you can be part of the change, click HERE!





New Content on FASD and the Justice System Website


The website fasdjustice.ca has launched new content for justice professionals, and made finding accurate, credible, and unbiased information about FASD and justice even easier with improved site navigation.”


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Heavy Drinking Among Women Skyrockets During Pandemic


“Experts say the pandemic has been especially hard on women. A study found that while heavy drinking increased among American adults by 14% in 2020 compared to 2019, it increased by 41% among women.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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