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ACOG Posts FASD Awareness Message from Ob-gyn Champion Dr. Samuel Bauer

“ACOG member and maternal–fetal medicine specialist Samuel Bauer, MD, FACOG, shares an important reminder for National Birth Defects Awareness Month.”  In the video, Dr. Bauer states, “There is no safe time for alcohol use during pregnancy


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Virtual training on Friday, January 27 from 8:30 M - 12:30 PM A Community's Response to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

 This training session will feature experts in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in North Carolina and across the country. Members of the community are invited to attend, including family partners, social services, educational, medical and all others in the community interested in learning more.

Presenters include Yasmin Senturias, MD of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, Douglas Waite, MD of Bronxcare Health Systems in New York and Larry Byrd, Ph.D. of the University of North Dakota.

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For more information, please contact
Kathy Hotelling at kathy [DOT] hotelling [AT] ncfasdinformed [DOT] org








FASD and Me! A VIrtual Support Group for People Aged 17-23 With An FASD


Held the Last Thursday of Each Month from 6-7pm CST

Join our virtual support group for people aged 17-23 with an FASD. We will gather online each month on the last Thursday to connect with others who have had a similar journey. We will talk about the challenges of having an FASD, explore the transition to adulthood and share our joys and successes. You must sign up on our website to receive the link to the event at:


This group is facilitated by Proof Alliance Youth Coordinator, Steph Serrato.







Cannabidiol Repairs Behavioral and Brain Disturbances in a Model of FASD (2)

 “These results suggest that the early and repeated administration of CBD modulated the long-lasting behavioral, gene and protein alterations induced by the FASD model.”
- Pharmacological Research


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Podcast on Empowering People with FASD Features Dr. Christie Petrenko

 FASD United Board Member Dr. Petrenko “discusses resources professionals can utilize to learn about FASD and ways to help patients. She also discusses an initiative that… creates learning collaborations with primary care providers in the community.”

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New York Times: Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health


“Sorry to be a buzz-kill, but that nightly glass or two of wine is not improving your health.  After decades of confusing and sometimes contradictory research, the picture is becoming clearer: Even small amounts of alcohol can have health consequences.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

Proof Alliance NC is a:
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Funding in whole or in part and/or supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA # 93.959).


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