September 9 is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, like all Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is completely preventable if a woman does not consume alcohol during the nine months of pregnancy. Yet, alcohol-exposed pregnancies continue to be a leading cause of birth defects and intellectual disability in the United States, and children with an FASD often go unrecognized or are misdiagnosed, even as adults.

On the ninth day of the ninth month, “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day” is observed to bring awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, how important it is not to drink alcohol while pregnant, and how to find help.

Visit the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) site for more information about FASD.

Do you know someone in Fairfax County who is pregnant and needs help to control their use of alcohol or drugs? Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board at 703-383-8500, TTY 711, for information, resources and referral.


Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836, Fairfax, VA 22035-1100
703-324-7000, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-7092

Contact for news media inquiries: Belinda Buescher, Communications Director, Desk: 703-324-4442, Cell: 571-722-9091
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7027, TTY 711.

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