DID YOU KNOW……. The destructive and irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs costs North Carolina more than $5.5 billion annually. Approximately 15\% of the national health care budget is spent on treating conditions related to substance abuse, including alcohol!. FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME.
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can be seen in both a child and a mouse fetus
that were exposed to alcohol during development.
child with FAS
Short palpebral fissures
Long upper lip with
WITH FULL-BLOWN FAS
HAS FEATURES THAT
CAN BE CAUSED BY
DAMAGE TO MIDLINE
12 oz beer = 5 oz wine = shot of liquor in a mixed drink
Each contains the same amount of alcohol and all can cause damage to a developing baby!
Frequent drinking is defined as 7
or more drinks per week or 5 or more
drinks on at least one occasion.
BIRTH DEFECTS ARE