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:
Questions? Call Alcohol and Drug Information Line. The service is free, completely confidential and is available 24/7.
Help Line: 1-866-980-9099
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Services
Free helpline * 24/7 * multilingual * anonymous
FASSY provides programs and services in two distinct areas:
Using a client centered and relationship-focused approach Outreach Workers support clients through the provision of a range of services, including:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address is Box 31396, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 6K8