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Mental Illnesses Associated with FASD

Some mental illnesses associated with FASD include: AD/HD, Failure to Thrive, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Speech and Language Delay, Sensory Integration Disorder, Learning Disorders, Dyslexia, Intellectual Deficits, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorder, and Depressive Disorder. 152 more words


How Alcohol Affects the Prenatal Brain

Because alcohol molecules are much smaller in size than cocaine, heroin, crack, marijuana, tobacco, and other illicit substances these alcohol molecules more readily pass through the blood-brain barrier causing far more significant and permanent brain damage. 254 more words


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Health Considerations

In 1973, scientists from the University of Washington (Jones, Smith, Ulleland, and Streissguth) published a peer-reviewed article on the effects of alcohol on infants prenatally exposed. 100 more words


Alcohol Use During Pregnancy & Adoption

This is a sad story, but there’s a point, so stick with it.

This weekend my husband, Matt, and I went out to a bar with some friends. 729 more words


Saying 'goodbye' to Capt. Jim Brickson

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – People young and old from the Albert Lea community were on hand to celebrate the eight year leadership of outgoing Salvation Army Capt. 294 more words

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Family affair: DIY Pizza dinner

Day 9 of the detox plan, I’ve been mostly good😜. It does get easier as the time goes by though. I’ve had a fascinating revelation in my sober days. 774 more words

What's For Dinner

Available Now!

 My memoir: Two Decades Of Diapers is now available. My book describes the events leading to my becoming a grandma raising four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and the challenges and struggles we faced as a family. 64 more words