Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) results from the toxic effect of drinking alcohol when pregnant. Children are born with a recognizable pattern of mental and physical defects.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
SAMHSA Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
This guide reviews screening tools for alcohol use and interventions for pregnant women and women of childbearing age to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Toll Free: 877-726-4727 or 800-457-4889 (TDD)
Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit (FADU) – University of Washington
Provides information for individuals and families, training and consultation
1107 E. 45th Street Suite 120 Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: 206-543-7155
National Center Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Information for individuals, families, professionals
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
1600 Clifton RD
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 800-232-4636 or 888-232-6348 (TTY)
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Information on birth defects
112 Turnpike RD, Suite 300
Westboro, MA 01581
Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Funds treatment for substance abusing pregnant women. Some treatment centers fund treatment for newborn or young children.
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
HelpLines: TTY and ASCII Users: 800-720-3480
Voice and Hearing Users: 800-327-5050
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
information about alcohol and substance abuse and risks during pregnancy
217 Broadway, Suite 712
New York, NY 10022
Hotline: 800-NCA-CALL (24 hour referral)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – US National Library of Medicine
Alcohol can harm a baby at any stage during a pregnancy.
Fact Sheet last updated on: 2/15/2023
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