This introduction to FASD, describes a wide range of effects that can occur in individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.
FASD related disabilities are often undiagnosed and misdiagnosed, and are not or rarely included in most health data measures of alcohol related disabilities. Thus, estimates of the prevalence of FASDs are misleading. FASD is more prevalent than autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome combined.
Brain function is changed with substance use. What that means to the counseling, treatment and medical fields in working directly with substance abusers.
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