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FASD United's Family Navigator: Here to Help! (2)

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The FASD United Family Navigator program provides individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), their family members, caregivers and supporters with expert, confidential support and referrals. Our Navigators serve members of the FASD community and anyone in need of one-on-one peer support, referrals to resources and services, information about prenatal alcohol exposure, or with a question about any facet of FASD. This service is free and does not require a referral.

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Self-compassion May Reduce the Consequences of Internalized Alcohol Stigma for Women With Alcohol Abuse Disorder

 “A new study published in Addictive Behaviors explores the connection between internalized alcohol stigma, depression, and self-compassion... the presence of self-compassion eased the consequences of internalized alcohol stigma.”

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Improved Accuracy of Screening Tools for FASD May Lead to Faster Diagnosis

 “A new screening instrument has the potential to more accurately identify FASD, reducing missed and erroneous diagnoses in affected children and facilitating treatment and support, a new study suggests.”

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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Associated With the Facial Shape of Children


“Researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology to find a link between alterations in the shape of children's faces and the amount of alcohol their mothers drank, both before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy.”

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In Honor of Black History Month, Article Released by the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence


In honor of Black History Month, the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AABH-CoE) released an article that identifies and analyzes the historical context, behavioral health perspectives, and societal inequities impacting African American communities in the present day.

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Pregnant People With Substance Use Disorders Need Treatment, Not Criminalization (2)


Nora D. Volkow writes, “Though it may be hard for many to fathom, even pregnant people and new parents can have active substance use disorders. They need support, not criminalization… Overdose is now a leading cause of death during or shortly after pregnancy.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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