General Awareness Month GraphicsSeptember is a meaningful time to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and to celebrate the strengths, talents, and victories of the estimated one in 20 Americans who have an FASD.

This year specifically is the 50th anniversary of FASD in the United States (first diagnosed in 1973), and there are important activities on the horizon. View the numerous ways to engage in advocacy, support, community, and awareness of FASD on the FASD United website, including an awareness toolkit!

Following are resources curated by the American Academy of Family Physicians to help you plan and implement FASD screening in your practice:

  • Alcohol Practice Manual
    This manual provides a systems-change approach for implementing universal screening and intervention for alcohol use and other substance use – specifically, use of tobacco and marijuana – in your practice.
  • Reimbursement and Coding
    A guide for practices on reimbursement and coding related to screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services for adults who use alcohol and other substances.
  • Training and Resources Related to Alcohol and Other Substance Use
    A list of resources from various organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and FASD United for both clinicians and patients/families related to alcohol and other substance use during pregnancy.

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