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Economic impact of fetal alcohol syndrome and disorder (2012)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have serious public health, social, and economic impacts. Individuals with FASD often have health issues and special needs that require ongoing support. When support is not available, these individuals may face challenges related to mental and physical health, addiction, education, employment, and involvement with the justice system. These challenges heavily impact both the individual and society.

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health recently conducted a systematic review of studies on the economic impact of FAS/FASD. EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of their report, Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Systematic Review.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

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Categories: Addiction / Substance Use Problem , Alcohol , Children / Youth

Source: Dr. Svetlana Popova,