Fetal Alcohol Syndrom

By: Marissa Blassingame

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrom

  • condition that results from alcohol exposure during pregnancy.
  • no know amout of alcohol is "safe"
  • causes from drinking alcohol during pregnancy:
  • smaller heads
  • deformed facial features
  • abnormal joints and limbs
  • poor coordination
  • problems with learning
  • short memories

FACTS ON FAS

Support Groups

The following organizations may offer assistance:

  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency -- www.ncadd.org
  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service -- 1-800-662-4357

The following organizations are good resources for information on alcoholism: