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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder Independently Predict Greater Substance Use in Young Adulthood

 “Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) was associated with increased alcohol, cannabis, and cigarette use…. PAE was related to enhanced alcohol tolerance in young adults, a risk factor for alcohol use disorder later in life.”
- Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research


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Alcohol Awareness Month, Resources from The CDC


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s, Drink Less, Be Your Best, is an online communications campaign that encourages young adults and adults who drink excessively to drink less to improve their quality of life, relationships, and health. Individuals can check their drinking levels, identify their motivators and barriers to drinking less, learn about binge and heavy drinking, and develop a personalized plan to drink less.

Additional CDC resources on preventing excessive alcohol use can be found here.







Why Dads-to-be Are Joining Pregnant Partners in Quitting Alcohol


“Fathers-to-be are being encouraged to join the slowly increasing trend of those going alcohol free in solidarity with their pregnant partners.  Men who have abstained say it made them feel closer to their partners on the journey to parenthood.”

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Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Leads to Persistent Anxiety-like Behavior During Adulthood Indicated by Reduced Horizontal and Vertical Exploratory Behaviors



“The results support that heavy prenatal ethanol exposure (PE) leads to persistent anxiety-like behavior during adulthood in both sexes. This conclusion is supported by using multiple parameters of exploratory behavior.”

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Fort Bragg ASAP Gets Innovative for Alcohol Awareness Month


“The Fort Bragg Army Substance Abuse Program recognized the need to do something innovative to connect with the younger audience.  “When it came time to plan for Alcohol Awareness Month this year, we really wanted to try something new to grab the attention of our younger Soldiers,” explained Katrina Kilmartin-Baucom, ASAP prevention coordinator.”

(From left to right) Army Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Katrina Kilmartin-Baucom, Fort Bragg/Pope AFB/Seymour Johnson AFB Exchange Assistant Loss Prevention Manager Armando Majia-Alonso, the Exchange’s official mascot “Buzz the Safety Bee” and ASAP Risk Reduction Program Coordinator Stephanie Williams-Glover, give a toast to Alcohol Awareness Month and remind everyone to be safe, March 16. As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, ASAP encourages everyone to choose a three-day alcohol-free weekend during the month of April. (U.S. Army photo by Jacqueline Hill, Fort Bragg Garrison Public Affairs)

Learn More about upcoming event in April!!






Trailer for Film “8 Keys for Adults with FASD”


This documentary film is produced by the Alaska Center for FASD and features the stories of seven adults living with FASD sharing their keys to success.  One young woman says, “Without my self-advocacy, I wouldn’t be as strong and independent as I am now.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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