CT Keeping Infants Drug Free Project

Below you will find information and resources on Keeping Infants Drug Free. Scroll down to get information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Marijuana and Pregnancy, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD includes physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities that may have lifelong implications.

FASD Resources:

  • Families Affected by FASD has as its mission: to raise awareness about FASD through education, support and research-based training for family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD
  • http://fafasd.org/

 FASD Links:


Marijuana and Pregnancy

There is no known safe amount of marijuana use during pregnancy. Use of marijuana during pregnancy is associated with negative effects on exposed children, no matter when it is used during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women discontinue marijuana consumption. The American Academy of Pediatricians advises that breastfeeding mothers avoid using marijuana.

Marijuana and Pregnancy Resources:


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) describes the symptoms in newborns associated with withdrawal from intrauterine drug exposure. NAS symptoms are primarily related to the central nervous system functioning, such as tremors, crying, hyperactivity or gastrointestinal functioning such as poor feeding, poor weight gain, and vomiting.

NAS Resources

NAS Links

  • Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders (COPE): www.cope-assn.org

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