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Key facts on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are caused by maternal drinking alcohol in pregnancy.
  • No amount of alcohol and no time in pregnancy have been established as safe for the fetus.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the biggest single cause of mental disabilities in most industrialized countries, and could be totally prevented if all women abstained from alcohol in pregnancy.
  • Less obvious and seemingly milder fetal alcohol damage is sometimes called Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). This term has fallen out of use and has been largely replaced by Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND), Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS) or Static Encephalopathy. These conditions can be equally damaging to babies but are rarely diagnosed. (To keep this simple, we're going to call it all FASD.)
  • Some experts estimate that about 1% of North Americans suffer from a fetal alcohol disorder - about four times as many people as those with AIDS/HIV. There are three to five times as many people with ARND as FAS.
  • Since 1973, the medical profession has known that alcohol in pregnancy impedes fetal brain development, affecting intelligence, learning skills and behaviour.
  • Persons with FAS have distinctive physical appearance and lower IQs, but have lower crime and addiction rates than those with ARND as they get earlier diagnosis and can be better protected by society and their parents.
  • Individuals with ARND may look normal and have seemingly normal intelligence, but their damaged brains can result in learning disabilities, impulsivity, lying, stealing, tantrums, violence and aggression, inability to predict consequences or learn from experience, lack of conscience, and being highly addictive.
  • Most people with ARND look perfectly normal and are never diagnosed. Research indicates that a high percentage of homeless people, and at least 25% of juvenile and adult offenders suffer from undiagnosed FASD.

by www.fasworld.com


"FAS is the leading cause of mental retardation in western civilization.
But ... Most persons with FAS have an IQ in the normal range."

Alcohol causes more neurological damage to the developing baby than any other substance.


To ignore the facts does not change the facts.






Remember - we cannot tell or teach them what to think - but have to work at "how to think"

"Alcohol is a teratogen substance that is toxic to the baby's developing brain.

Damage can occur in various regions of the brain. The areas that might be affected by alcohol exposure depend on which areas are developing at the time the alcohol is consumed. Since the brain and the cntral nervous system are defeloping throughaut the entire pregnancy, the baby's brein is always vulnerable to damage from alcohol exposure." Teresa Kellermann

"The brain is the most sensitive organ to alcohol damage" (Dr. Edward Riley lecture at San Diego State University, September 25, 2002)

Not all damage from alcohol exposure is seeen on brain scans, as lesions are sometimes too small to be detected with current technology, yet large enough to cause significant disabilities.





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