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Unformatted text preview: or causes of mental
retardation and birth defects. If
a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, her
baby can be born with FAS,
which is a lifelong condition of physical and mentally
FAS is characterized by
FAS abnormal facial features Growth deficiencies CNS problems
22 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Children born with this condition may also have
problems with learning,
memory skills, attention span, and communication
difficulties throughout their
This is a very sad and serious condition however, it
is 100% preventable if the
pregnant woman abstains from Alcohol completely
throughout her entire
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
Tertiary: Treatment, hospitals or a medical environment.
Alcoholics anonymous website.
Al-Anon for family groups
1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
(757) 563-1600 26
9. Brannon Linda and Feist Jess Health Psychology, an introduction to Behavior and
Health fifth edition 2004
Alcoholics Anonymous www.Alcoholics-anonymous.org.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.
- Winter '11