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Drug and Alcohol Commission

Posted on: September 8, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Fetal Alcoholism Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Week

FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Effects can include brain damage, facial anomalies, growth deficiencies, defects of the heart, kidneys, and liver, vision and hearing problems, skeletal defects, and dental abnormalities.

The good news is that FASD is 100% preventable; if a woman does not drink during pregnancy, her baby will not have an FASD.

If you are pregnant and having trouble staying away from alcohol, don't wait. Call us at 717.240.6300. We can help.

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