Alcohol Effects on a Fetus
Alcohol Effects on a Fetus
Other Places To Get Help
| National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
|5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-9304|
|Phone: ||(301) 443-3860|
1-800-729-6686 (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information)
|Web Address: ||www.niaaa.nih.gov |
NIAAA provides pamphlets, brochures, and referral
information about alcohol use problems. Information can be obtained by writing
or calling or by printing it from the Web site.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
|1600 Clifton Road, MS E-87|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/ncbddd|
NCBDDD aims to find the cause of and prevent birth
defects and developmental disabilities. This agency works to help people of all
ages with disabilities live to the fullest. The website has information on
many topics, including genetics, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol spectrum
disorders, diabetes and pregnancy, blood disorders, and hearing loss.
|Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for
|2101 Gaither Road|
|Rockville, MD 20850|
|Phone: ||1-866-STOPFAS (1-866-786-7327) toll-free|
|Web Address: ||fasdcenter.samhsa.gov|
This Web site, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has information and resources about
preventing and treating FASD.
|March of Dimes|
|1275 Mamaroneck Avenue|
|White Plains, NY 10605|
|Phone: ||(914) 997-4488|
|Web Address: ||www.marchofdimes.com|
The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies
by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes
supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies'
lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth
defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.
|National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
|1200 Eton Court NW|
|Washington, DC 20007|
|Phone: ||(202) 785-4585|
|Fax: ||(202) 466-6456|
|Web Address: ||www.nofas.org|
This nonprofit group seeks to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy. Its website has information for expectant moms. And it has many resources for people who have fetal alcohol effects and their families.
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Ernest L. Abel, PhD - Reproductive Toxicology
March 3, 2011
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