Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASDs are completely preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy.
CHOICES is an evidence-based intervention that increases motivation and commitment to reduce or stop drinking and/or use contraception effectively.
CDC is working to make alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) a routine element of health care in all primary care settings to identify and help people who drink too much.
Highlights the importance of alcohol screening and counseling for all women. #VitalSigns
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