Every year on September 9, communities in the U.S. and around the world observe FASD Awareness Day. Events are held at 9:09–the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year. This date and time is used to remind women not to drink during the 9 months of pregnancy.
The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and the Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit at the UW will participate in the worldwide observation of FASD Awareness Day on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #FASDay #TooYoungToDrink to add your own voice in promoting awareness of this message:
- FASD is 100% preventable.
- Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should be supported in avoiding alcohol.
- Services are available to individuals and families affected by these disorders.
Learn more and get involved in FASD Awareness Day: https://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/index.aspx