Alcohol and pregnancy

Alcohol consumption among women of childbearing age in the United States is a public health issue. When a woman drinks during her pregnancy she increases the risk of harming her unborn baby as well as her own body.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, any amount of drinking is considered at-risk alcohol use during pregnancy. In consensus with this recommendation, the U.S. Surgeon General advises that pregnant women should not drink any alcohol while they are pregnant. Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for miscarriage due to damage to the developing cells of the baby.
Read further from DrugAbuse.com

Pregnant Pause 2017

Pregnant Pause TVC 2017 (30s) from FAREAustralia on Vimeo.

Join the community, announce your alcohol free status and give a virtual high five to all the mums-to-be out there

Join the community and show your support for healthier babies to born in Australia. We want to consign alcohol during pregnancy to the same rubbish heap as smoking on aircraft, driving without a seatbelt on, or frolicking under a sprinkler in the backyard. Actually we miss sprinklers. Let’s hang on to that one, but the others can go.
Learn more from http://pregnantpause.org.au/ (Australia, July 2017)

Start Talking Now

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The WHY Coalition, formerly known as the Washington Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (RUaD), is a partnership of 27 Washington State government agencies and organizations representing traffic safety, law enforcement, faith-based groups, education, public health, policy and rulemaking, and social services. Our mission is to prevent and reduce underage alcohol and marijuana use.

Read more from http://www.starttalkingnow.org/

Portrait of an Addict

Portrait of an Addict from Andrew Shebay on Vimeo.

“This is a spiritual (not religious) program. SerenityStar grew from the need for sustainable recovery. Many of us in this program have spent a lifetime getting clean and losing it. We began to look at what did not work for us and then filled the holes in our program giving birth to SerenityStar Recovery. We are not a treatment center. We are a group of recovering addicts and alcoholics who are working a 12 Step program and have been called into purpose. The purpose of offering our experience, strength and hope to the next addict who wants recovery.

SerenityStar is a 6-month to 1 year program – That means you can stay as long as you need to in order to get recovery and keep it. We are different because we put your recovery back into your hands. We are not responsible for your growth or healing – you are – but we will show you what has worked for us and give suggestions on how to live differently.”

Drink, Work and Me


“Drink work & me aims to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol by offering information and support to you and your family”.

It is the Drink, Work and Me vision that every employee working in Northern Ireland will have insight into the impact of alcohol, and the supports available to reduce alcohol related harm.
We hope to achieve our aim through a programme of education, training and treatment.

Find more from http://www.drinkworkandme.com/

Dry July 2017


In July, an average of 11,181 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so we’re asking Aussies to help, and go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Learn more from https://www.dryjuly.com

Your life, your dream, your decision.


During the Aktionswoche Alkohol, which took place nationwide (Germany) from May 13 to 21, 2017, the Blue Cross Germany launched its campaign “Your life. Your dream. Your decision. ”

The aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the issue of addiction and encourage people affected by addiction not to forget their dreams, to take up the fight against addiction and to make a decision for a self-determined life. All information about the campaign as well as all five short films can be found on the website: www.deine-entscheidung.com

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care from NDARC on Vimeo.

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs – A Guide for Primary Health Care Professionals, is an evidence-based resource developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Australia). You can download the document on the NDARC website – ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/supporting-pregnant-women-who-use-alcohol-or-other-drugs-guide-primary-health-care
The resource provides an overview of how to identify women who use alcohol or other drugs and support them with the treatment they may require.