- Pregnant women who drink risk having babies with fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Babies born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome have: smaller heads and brains, some degree of mental retardation, poor coordination, hyperactivity and abnormal facial features.
- 10% of alcohol health care costs are for care of fetal alcohol syndrome.
3Ashley, O., Marsden, M.E., Brady, T. American Journal of Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse, "Effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programming for women: a review." 2/03.http://articles.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0978/is_1_29/ai_101175127
4Middlebury College - Middlebury, Vermont, http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/healthed/
5The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction, Alcohol Alert, 58:1-4, 2002.
6Massachusetts General Hospital Report, March 8, 2004.
7National Crime Victimization Survey, as reported in U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Alcohol and Crime, 1998.
8The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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