ERIC Number: ED307770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Facts about Alcohol and Other Drug Use during Pregnancy. ARC Facts.
Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.
The fact sheet provides basic information about how alcohol and drug use during pregnancy can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Alcohol Related Birth Defects (ARBD), resulting in such problems as mental retardation, sleep disturbances, learning disabilities, muscle problems, heart defects, and small head size. The question and answer format provides information on: What is meant in warnings to pregnant women not to drink alcohol? What kind of damage can occur to the fetus from alcohol consumption by the mother? Is there a safe amount of alcohol that a pregnant woman can drink? How common are FAS and ARBD? What are the problems of children born with these disorders? Can FAS be treated? How can FAS be prevented? Why is it especially important to educate young people about FAS and ARBD? What about prescription and non-prescription drugs; can they cause birth defects similar to FAS? (DB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Congenital Impairments, Drug Abuse, Incidence, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Special Health Problems
Association for Retarded Citizens, 2501 Avenue J, Arlington, TX 76006 ($12.50 per 100).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.