Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Drug Affected Babies
The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Office of Child and Family Services’ combined efforts with funding from the Maine Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant to develop a full range of programs to prevent and serve those with an FASD as well as drug affected/exposed infants.
- To reduce the number of alcohol and illicit drug-exposed pregnancies.
- To increase awareness about the health benefits of medication assisted treatment to women using opiates during pregnancy and to increase the number of women who access treatment.
- To increase the number of Maine women who receive Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
- To increase community awareness about the long-term health impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy.
Learn More About FASD:
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence (SAMHSA): http://www.fascenter.samhsa.gov
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/index.html
Safe Sleep Resources:
Toddler Medication Safety Resources
Northern New England Poison Center : 1-800-222-1222