Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Each year in the US, 5,000 babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). As many as 50,000 babies are born with an alcohol-related disability. (March of Dimes, 1992)
Teenager girls are as likely as boys to drink and use drugs. (National Council for Research on Women 1998)
Alcohol causes more serious neurological damage to the unborn baby than all illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin and marijuana. (Institute of Medeicine, 1996)
FAS has no cure.
FAS is 100% preventable.