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, they may face challenges related to mental and physical health, addiction, education, employment, and involvement with the justice system. These challenges have a heavy impact both on the individual and society. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health recently did 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, by Svetlana Popova and colleagues.
You can read this Research Report Round-up at the EENet website.
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