The Conversation – For decades, mothers have borne the brunt of scrutiny for alcohol use during pregnancy − new research points to dad’s drinking as a significant factor in fetal alcohol syndrome
Men drink more, are more likely to binge drink and are almost four times more likely to develop alcohol use disorder than women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

France 24 (South Africa) – South Africa has highest prevalence of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the world
South Africa has the highest reported cases of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the world, with a prevalence rate as high as 28 percent.

Eileen Devine – Three Things Your Irritability Might Be Masking
This is the sentiment a parent shared with me when we met a few weeks ago. As she described this ever-present irritability, always bubbling right beneath the surface throughout her day, she went on to explain the frustration and shame this feeling also elicits.

National Child Day – Inclusion for Young People with FASD
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th to acknowledge the importance of children’s rights and our country’s commitment to upholding them. This year’s theme is “Inclusion for Every Child.”

CanFASD – Supporting Addictions Recovery Among Women and Girls with Complex Needs
This week is National Addictions Awareness Week, and today we’re sharing a timely study recently published in the journal, Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.

FASD United – The Triumphs and Troubles of Living with FASD: An Interview with Self-Advocate Marlee
People are not just one thing. As we know, living with FASD can lead to challenges. It can also highlight the unique strengths and positive qualities of those with them.