Day 84 of 99 Days to FASDay: Pregnancy and Alcohol Use

Day 84 of 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay continues looking at alcohol use. Over the last few days, we looked at drinking habits of Canadians and Americans, today we look at the use of alcohol, around the world, during pregnancy. Global Prevalence of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Highlights below are from the study: Estimation … More Day 84 of 99 Days to FASDay: Pregnancy and Alcohol Use

Day 83 of 99 Days to FASDay: Binge Drinking on Campus

Binge Drinking on Canadian College and University Campuses Day 83 of 99 Days to FASDay continues a brief focus on alcohol and drinking habits, with the results from a 2016 survey of over 43,000 students in Canada. This is of particular interest to myself as the maiden starts College in September. She not only moved … More Day 83 of 99 Days to FASDay: Binge Drinking on Campus

Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adults Alcohol Use in Ontario

Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay highlights some findings about alcohol use among adults in Ontario (Canada) between 1977 – 2013. We can’t talk about FASD without talking about alcohol. I am not an expert on alcoholism, addiction or recovery. But I do have lived experience with all of these through friends and family. … More Day 82 of 99 Days to FASDay: Adults Alcohol Use in Ontario

Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix

40 Years Later the Message is Still Partially Eclipsed: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay and the big news today is the solar eclipse. For some of us the sun will completely be eclipsed, for others it will only be a partial. And it seems fitting today’s message … More Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix

Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Today, and over the next few days, we go back to basics to review and expand on previous posts about the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure and the brain. Alcohol is a teratogen (substance that is toxic to the baby’s developing brain). Damage can occur in various regions of the brain. The areas that might … More Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Day 52 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Diagnostic History

Continuing the history of FAS/FASD today we highlight a few significant dates in the medical and diagnostic arena. As with my posts, every attempt is made to obtain information from reliable sources. I encourage anyone to conduct their own research, consult professionals and feel free to contact OSB with any errors or omissions. From theĀ FASD … More Day 52 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Diagnostic History

Day 51 of 99 Days to FASDay: History Notes of Alcohol Effects

Did you know that the effects of alcohol were being observed from biblical times? While some of the language used in the graphic above is considered out-dated and even offensive and judgmental by today’s standards, I included these quotes because it illustrates scholars and physicians have noted the effects of alcohol on the people who … More Day 51 of 99 Days to FASDay: History Notes of Alcohol Effects