Drinking to get drunk, or binge drinking, is a common occurrence among teens that use alcohol. Teens report many reasons for their preoccupation with drinking. For some, drinking is meant to relieve stress or help them fit in socially. For others it is used to celebrate and have a good time. In this program real teens share their reasons for drinking and the grave consequences that resulted from their behavior. Experts in the field of alcohol use present the hard facts teens need to know about alcohol’s toxicity and teen vulnerability. Real teens talk about: how to handle peer pressure to drink; the effect of drinking on relationships; the ineffectiveness of alcohol for stress reduction; loss of trust with parents; and the negative effect drinking has on school work. Dramatic accounts from two teens, one who was almost raped and one who almost died while drinking heavily, bring home the seriousness of binge drinking.
These 8.5 x 11 inch posters, developed by Childbirth Graphics, assist healthcare professionals in discussing alcohol use with their patients. Although these posters do not focus on FASD, they can be used to help patients understand that alcohol is one of many factors which can impact the development of the fetus.
Myles Himmelreich is a young man who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He eloquently speaks about his experiences, including both his challenges and his many successes. Myles is a seasoned presenter who has told his story to national and international audiences including professionals, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by FASD.
In this documentary, Myles courageously tells his story, speaking candidly about the issues he continues to face, as well as the strategies he has used to manage and overcome them. Tom Simes, a filmmaker who is passionate about FASD education, has collaborated with Myles and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to create a resource that captures the engaging and informative style of Myles’ presentations.
This resource includes an accompanying DVD guide, which provides discussion questions and additional information about FASD. This resource is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand more about FASD from an honest and personal perspective.
Information Card, Revised 2020
This screening tool has been adapted with permission from Best Start Resource Centre (Ontario). This tool helps health professionals screen for the level of alcohol risk in women of childbearing age. Research has shown that this screening tool has a higher sensitivity level for use with women than other screening tools.
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