Help Promote the Low Risk Drinking Guidelines This Canada Day

The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project

Happy_Canada_Day

The Chief Public Health Office and the Liquor Control Commission are encouraging Canadians to follow the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.

The guidelines were developed to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce immediate and long-term alcohol-related harm. The guidelines recommend that adults of legal drinking age do not consume more than two drinks a day or 10 per week for women, and three drinks a day or 15 per week for men.

“Consuming alcohol is a personal choice, and if you are choosing to drink these guidelines help to promote a culture of moderation,”said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

At least half of all alcohol consumed in Canada is consumed in excess of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. If Canadian drinkers were drinking alcohol within the guidelines, it is estimated that alcohol-related deaths would be reduced by approximately 4,600 each year.

View original post 143 more words

10 Things You Need to Know About #FASD

FASD WITH HOPE

90 Real People. Real Lives – Red Shoes Rock International Relay
Guest Blogger Ann Yurcek
Visit her blog at Parenting Complex Children

Day 10 Ten Things You Need to Know
About FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)

  1. People with FASD have challenges due to no fault of their own.  They are innocent victims of Prenatal Alcohol exposure.
  2. FASD is complicated and no two people are alike. Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause damage to any system of the body.  In recent medical literature there were found to be over 400 different diagnoses and problems are associated with FAS.
  3. Most of the time FASD is invisible.   People with FASD can look normal, but struggle with normal. Only 1 out of 10 will have the visible physical characteristics associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.
  4. Most people with FASD will have a normal intelligence.  Some will have high intellect and still struggle.  The majority will need…

View original post 241 more words

Free FASD Presentation

The NWFASD Network invites you to attend a special presentation given by our Diagnostic Clinic Coordinator, Vanessa Norris.

This oral presentation will give the audience a brief snapshot of a working collaboration between the Northwest FASD Network and the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, focusing on how the collaboration provides a rough model to the TRC’s call for FASD ‘programs that can be delivered in a culturally appropriate manner’.

The Northwest Alberta FASD Network implements and evaluates FASD programming based on three focused goals: coordinated assessments and diagnosis, targeted prevention, and support services for people with FASD as well as their caregivers.

The presentation aims to promote discussion around addressing FASD in relevant and culturally appropriate manners throughout Canada.

Date:             June 9th 2016

Time:             3pm-4pm

Location:      Community Social Development Boardroom

 

Refreshments will be provided