Addiction & Treatment

MOFAS has a wide variety of resources for women who drank and/or used drugs during their pregnancy. We are here to help remove the stigma and blame associated with FASD and provide the supports and resources for you and your family.

Concerned About Your Drinking

While avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy may seem like a simple action to some, it is not always that easy for everyone. This is especially true for a person struggling with an alcohol addiction. Some individuals need extra help to abstain from alcohol when they are pregnant. Find resources to help with addiction and treatment.

Women in Recovery

MOFAS offers Changing Course as an informational, educational and supportive series for women who drank alcohol and/or used drugs during their pregnancy. This 8 part educational series discusses many of the issues that women who drank alcohol and/or used drugs during their pregnancy face. Find out more about the Changing Course series. 

Domestic Violence

MOFAS collaborates with domestic violence organizations across Minnesota, to provide education and information about prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, and how to recognize and support women and children in their programs.  MOFAS offers training for staff, as well as monthly education groups for the women in their program. Find out where we offer these programs. 

Treatment/Recovery Training

MOFAS provides training for clients that are in treatment and recovery programs. The training includes information and education to both women and men, about the possible consequences of drinking alcohol and/or using drugs while pregnant. Find out how to request a training for your facility.

Birth Mom Panel

MOFAS supports women who used alcohol and/or drugs during their pregnancy, and are now facing the challenges of parenting a child with an FASD. The Birth Mothers Network are women who serve as mentors to one another, and support one another in recovery. Collectively, they seek to overcome the stigmatism of alcoholism, addiction and FASD. Find out more about the Birth Mom Panel. 

Circle of Hope Support Groups

MOFAS hopes to “shed the shame and blame” by providing specific support groups for women who have used alcohol and/or drugs during pregnancy.  Together, these women support one another in overcoming the stigmatism of alcoholism, addiction and FASD, as well as offering hope and encouragement as they face the challenges of parenting. Find a support group near you. 

 


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