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Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Other Places To Get Help


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD  20892-9304
Phone: (301) 443-3860
1-800-729-6686 (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information)
Web Address:

NIAAA provides pamphlets, brochures, and referral information about alcohol use problems. Information can be obtained by writing or calling or by printing it from the Web site.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-87
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Web Address:

NCBDDD aims to find the cause of and prevent birth defects and developmental disabilities. This agency works to help people of all ages with disabilities live to the fullest. The website has information on many topics, including genetics, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, diabetes and pregnancy, blood disorders, and hearing loss.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence
2101 Gaither Road
Suite 600
Rockville, MD  20850
Phone: 1-866-STOPFAS (1-866-786-7327) toll-free
Web Address:

This Web site, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has information and resources about preventing and treating FASD.

March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY  10605
Phone: (914) 997-4488
Web Address:

The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
1200 Eton Court NW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 785-4585
1-800-66-NOFAS (1-800-666-6327)
Fax: (202) 466-6456
Web Address:

This nonprofit group seeks to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy. Its website has information for expectant moms. And it has many resources for people who have fetal alcohol effects and their families.


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Last Updated: February 20, 2013
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