Raising Awareness About Prevention

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has released a report aimed at raising awareness about substance use in women of childbearing age.

As described in this article, the report targets those who may be in positions to provide care or advice to women regarding substances and pregnancy.  Interestingly, the report covers both licit and illicit substances, casting a wider net than is usually cast in conversations of FASD prevention.  This wider context allows for very powerful examinations of the full gamut of interactions that people can have with drugs of all sorts and of the kinds of impacts these interactions can have on children if conceived.

In the widening conversation about preventing FASD, this report is a powerful and wide-reaching tool that every ally would do very well to read and employ.


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