Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders fact sheet. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) refers to the wide range of physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments that occur due to alcohol exposure before birth (also known as prenatal alcohol exposure). These impairments may appear at any time during childhood and last a lifetime.  New
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders research. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)—part of the National Institutes of Health, the Nation's medical research agency—funds research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) with projects on preventing prenatal alcohol exposure, treating women with alcohol use disorder, improving the diagnosis of FASD, establishing more precise prevalence estimates of FASD in the United States, increasing our understanding of the effects of alcohol on the unborn child, and developing effective interventions to mitigate the health effects on individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.  New
  • Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD), The Past, Present and Future (.pdf) February 2001 Alcohol research & health: the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 25(3):153-8, DOI:10.1037/e603882012-001, Authors: Kenneth R Warren, National Institutes of Health, Laurie L. Foudin  Updated
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders United (FASD United) (formerly National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – NOFAS), is the leading voice and resource of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Founded in 1990, FASD United uses 30+ years of experience and partnerships across public, tribal, and private sector communities, and puts it to use bridging the gaps between research, policies, practices, and lived experiences to address the extraordinary complexities of FASD and support for those living with it so they can reach their full potential.  Updated
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Identification fact sheet (.pdf)
  • FASD: What You Should Know fact sheet (.pdf)  Updated
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASD is 100% preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.

    Please note: In order to use less stigmatizing language, a revised definition of FASD is now in use. The phrase "in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy" has been replaced with "in an individual prenatally exposed to alcohol."  New

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal alcohol exposure. These effects can have lifelong implications including physical, mental, behavior, and/or learning issues. from HealthyChildren.org
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: KidsHealth for Parents information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak".
  • Fetal Alcohol And Drug Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, [University of Washington School of Medicine]
  • Patterns and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (.pdf) February 2001 Alcohol research & health: the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 25(3):168-74. Authors: Susan E. Maier, James R West, Texas A&M University System Health Science.  Updated

Drug / Alcohol Addiction

  • Dual Diagnosis – "The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse" Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (MIDAA). Information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in this field.  Updated
  • Drug Rehab Guides for Addiction & Mental Health is a reference site on the topic of drug and alcohol rehab: types of rehab, drug rehab centers, illegal drug addiction, and prescription drug addiction.  Updated
  • Odyssey HouseOdyssey House is a comprehensive social services agency based in New York City. Odyssey Houes's first behavioral healthcare location was founded in New York City by Dr. Judianne Densen Gerber. She worked with a board of passionate individuals in recovery who were dedicated to helping people make successful changes in their lives. Over the past 50 years, Odyssey Houses have opened up across the nation (and world) due to the tremendous success of the treatment model that they developed. In the 1980s, each Odyssey House incorporated as an individual company and established its own board of directors and leadership teams.
    • Odyssey House Utah Since 1971, Odyssey House has built a strong reputation for changing behaviors and lifestyles for those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. We are highly effective with people who have attempted treatment in the past, struggle with various barriers to sobriety including poor work history, medical needs, trauma, mental health issues, lack of education, and defiant behaviors.
    • Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) Established in 1973, OHL offers comprehensive services and effective support systems- including detox, treatment, physical and mental healthcare, life-skills, counseling and case management-that enable individuals to chart new lives and return to their communities as contributing members.
  • Treatment Centers in the U.S. and Canada. Searching for the right Drug Treatment Center, Alcohol Rehab Program, or Dual Diagnosis and Addiction Treatment Resource can be confusing. This site offers comprehensive drug rehab, alcohol rehabilitation and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders (dual diagnosis) treatment center resources, in-depth information about addiction and recovery, and no-cost assessment and referral services for drug treatment centers and other addiction treatment programs. They also provide professional consulting services and a database of over 8,000 drug rehab centers, alcohol rehab programs and dual diagnosis treatment programs. The purpose of this site is to help addicts recover from substance abuse and mental health disorders, educate families and the general public about dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug addiction, and help those who suffer from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders find the best drug treatment centers and recovery resources for their needs.