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FASD Awareness Day

FASD Awareness Day
Every year on September 9th, we come together to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The date is very specific for a reason. The ninth day of the ninth month is set as FASD Awareness Day to serve as a reminder that, during the nine months a woman is pregnant, they should always be aware to do what is best for their beautiful bundle of joy and abstain from alcohol during this time. To drive that point home even further, this awareness day was started back seven years ago in 1999 and often on this day at 9:09 a.m., bells could be heard ringing out to signify a moment of silence reflecting on this important cause. So let’s do a quick review on what FASD is, the effects it has on a growing fetus, and what to do about it. We have often hear of FAS...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 18

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 18
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed.  NOTE: Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will be on hiatus for the holiday season. We will not publish...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 14, 2018

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 14, 2018
By :Barbara May, Chair, N.J. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Task Force Sept. 9 is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, created to increase our recognition of the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Just one drink of alcohol during pregnancy places the baby at risk of FASD. FASD is a group of conditions that can include physical disabilities, as well as difficulties with behavior and learning. These various conditions are lifelong and irreversible, and can affect a person in different ways, ranging from mild to severe. There is no known type, or amount, of alcohol that is safe to drink at any time during pregnancy. The good news is that FASD is completely preventable. Avoiding alcohol ensures against FASD. We all can raise awareness by sharing the risks associated with FASD with the women in our lives who are of childbearing age. Since pregnancies are sometimes unplanned, it is...
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