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Unformatted text preview: or causes of mental alcohol. retardation and birth defects. If retardation a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, her woman baby can be born with FAS, baby which is a lifelong condition of physical and mentally which disabling characteristics. disabling FAS is characterized by FAS abnormal facial features Growth deficiencies CNS problems 22 22 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Children born with this condition may also have Children problems with learning, problems memory skills, attention span, and communication memory difficulties throughout their difficulties entire life. This is a very sad and serious condition however, it This is 100% preventable if the is pregnant woman abstains from Alcohol completely pregnant throughout her entire throughout pregnancy. 23 23 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) 24 24 FAS (continuted) 25 25 Ways to help… Primary: prevention and education (in school) can help younger people learn about the significance of alcoholism and how important it is. Secondary: if a family member or loved one is in help there are ways to “intervene” which involves outside support. Tertiary: Treatment, hospitals or a medical environment. www. Alcoholics-anonymous.org/ Alcoholics anonymous website. Al-Anon for family groups 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617 (757) 563-1600 26 26 References: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Brannon Linda and Feist Jess Health Psychology, an introduction to Behavior and Brannon Health fifth edition 2004 Health Alcoholics Anonymous www.Alcoholics-anonymous.org. Alcoholics www.Alcoholics-anonymous.or...
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