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.
Step 1: Assess Your Drinking
Use this free online tool to help you assess your drinking patterns at www.alcoholscreening.org. Please remember that if you are pregnant, there is no known safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.
Step 2: Find Support
Have you consumed alcohol during pregnancy? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame and support each other through the challenges of raising children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Learn dates, times and location for this monthly meeting.
To find additional support in your area, please go to the Minnesota Recovery Treatment Facility Locator
Step 3: Treatment Centers
These treatment centers allow women to have their children with them while participating in a residential treatment program:
- Wayside House: http://www.waysidehouse.org
- River Ridge Treatment Center: http://www.riverridgetreatmentcenter.com
- Wellcome Manor Family Services: http://www.wellcomemanorfamilyservices.org
- ShareHouse, Inc.: http://www.sharehouse.org
To find out more about the steps needed to seek treatment, contact:
- Your family doctor
- Your insurance company
- Your county’s chemical health department
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) http://www.aa.org
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) http://www.ncadd.org
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.niaaa.nih.gov
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.