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No More FASD

Saying no to alcohol can be a very difficult thing to do. With parties, BBQ’s, camping and the bar scene, there is all kinds of exposure to alcohol, and everyone seems to be having a lot of fun.

Believe it or not, even one drink can pose a threat to an unborn baby.

Pregnant women can make healthy choices before, during and after pregnancy. Partners, families and friends can help.

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is entirely preventable. FASD is the most common type of preventable damage to an unborn baby’s brain and development.

It is caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. One drink is defined as one shot of hard liquor, one glass of wine, or a standard beer.

There is no known safe time and no known safe amount of alcohol for a pregnant woman to drink.

Therefore, you should be prepared. If you’re going to a party, pre mix non alcoholic drinks and bring them with you. Challenge your friends, host or even bartender to create a non alcoholic drink for you to enjoy.

For more information on FASD and the risks of drinking when you are pregnant, check out the resources below:

www.hss.gov.yk.ca/fasd_prevention.php

Questions? Call Alcohol and Drug Information Line. The service is free, completely confidential and is available 24/7.

1-866-980-9099

Links:

Help Line: 1-866-980-9099
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Services
Free helpline * 24/7 * multilingual * anonymous
Email: adsprevention@gov.yk.ca


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon (FASSY)

FASSY provides programs and services in two distinct areas:

OUTREACH

Using a client centered and relationship-focused approach Outreach Workers support clients through the provision of a range of services, including: 

  • advocacy;
  • assistance in accessing existing services;
  • providing one-on-one support when required;
  • assisting in finding  and retaining housing; 
  • assisting clients in understanding the legal system (e.g. following probation orders)
  • transitioning out of custody settings;
  • providing information to the legal community – including defense counsel, crown prosecutors and judges

PREVENTION & EDUCATION

FASSY works tirelessly in the prevention and education field delivering workshops on a range of FASD related subjects, making special presentations to groups and working in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon College to develop and deliver certificate programs in FASD.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

FASSY believes strongly in the value of FASD assessment and diagnostic services.

Since 2006 under a funding agreement with the Yukon Government’s Health and Social Services Department FASSY on a yearly basis has brought an FASD Diagnostic Team to the Territory.

For more information please contact
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon
867 393-4948, fax 867 393-4950 or
by email fascap@klondiker.com  
Mailing address is Box 31396, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 6K8