What I Wish I Knew about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Written by Sophie, Biological mum to a teenage son with FASD Parenting, in general, is hard work. It is challenging but also rewarding, especially as

I’m an addiction researcher and therapist. Here’s why promoting sober ‘dry months’ bothers me.

Author Kara Fletcher, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina Campaigns that challenge people to abstain from alcohol for one month — often

Substance Use in Pregnancy: Identifying Stigma and Improving Care

Weber A, Miskle B, Lynch A, Arndt S, Acion L. Substance Use in Pregnancy: Identifying Stigma and Improving Care. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2021;12:105-121 https://doi.org/10.2147/SAR.S319180 Abstract:  This

CanFASd: National Addictions Awareness Week 2021

This week November 21st through to the 27th is recognized as National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). It is dedicated to raising awareness about addictions and substance use and centers

Alcohol use during pregnancy in post-conflict northern Uganda: pregnant women’s experiences and provider perceptions

Agiresaasi, A., Tumwesigye, N.M., Nabiwemba, E. et al. Alcohol use during pregnancy in post-conflict northern Uganda: pregnant women’s experiences and provider perceptions. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 84 (2021).

Alcohol’s Impact on the Fetus

Popova, S.; Dozet, D.; Shield, K.; Rehm, J.; Burd, L. Alcohol’s Impact on the Fetus. Nutrients 2021, 13, 3452. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103452 Abstract Background: Alcohol is a teratogen and prenatal

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