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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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Podcast on Primary Characteristics of FASD - Strengths

 “On this episode of The Adoption & Foster Care Journey  podcast, host Sandra Flach, completes her series on the Primary Characteristics of FASD with the topic of strengths.  

Listen in and learn how to mine for treasures in your kiddo and why it’s important to focus on their strengths.”


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Note: The content of the FASD United Weekly Roundup does not necessarily reflect the official positions or views of FASD United or Proof Alliance NC.






New NIAAA Resource Now Available: Alcohol and Your Brain Virtual Reality (VR) Experience

 “NIAAA is pleased to share with you an exciting new resource to learn about alcohol’s effects on five areas of the brain.  You can access the Alcohol and Your Brain VR experience as a free download through the App Lab for VR headsets or on YouTube as a non-VR video version.

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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