September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month



In honor of FASD Awareness Month, NCDHHS’s Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services will host a webinar on September 27 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to raise awareness for FASD and celebrate the strengths, talents and victories of the estimated one in 20 individuals who suffer from FASD.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of FASD Awareness Month. FASD is a term for a range of diagnosable conditions that can occur with prenatal alcohol exposure. Individuals with FASD exhibit higher rates of life challenges commonly encountered in substance use and mental health treatment populations, including higher risk of suicide, exposure to trauma, and increased interaction with criminal justice systems.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness: Respecting the Past – Embracing the Future
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.