Reducing adverse outcomes from prenatal alcohol exposure: a clinical plan of action.

  title={Reducing adverse outcomes from prenatal alcohol exposure: a clinical plan of action.},
  author={Richard Floyd and Mary J. O'Connor and Jacquelyn Bertrand and Robert J. Sokol},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={30 8},
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are among the leading preventable causes of developmental disorders in the United States; however, recognition and prevention of these conditions cannot be achieved without informed and educated health providers. This commentary addresses the importance of recognition and prevention of FASDs through the use of well-established standardized practices of diagnosis, screening, and brief alcohol reduction counseling. It is hoped that more knowledge on… CONTINUE READING

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