Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Alkohol während der Schwangerschaft

Sonntag 7. Januar 2018 von htm

Ein Glas Wein kann beim Fötus einen Rausch auslösen
Neue Studie zeigt: 40 Prozent der werdenden Mütter 
trinken Alkohol – 20 Prozent sogar jede Woche.
Quelle: Sonntagszeitung, 7.1.18

Online-Kommentar (veröffentlicht):

Hermann T. Meyer

Wir haben in der Schweiz ständig mehr als 100’000 Kinder und Jugendliche, die in Familien mit Alkoholproblemen aufwachsen müssen. Sie gehen oft durch die Hölle, werden falsch eingeschätzt und haben schlechtere Lebenschancen. Dazu kommen nun die erwähnten Kinder, die an der FASD leiden, weil ihre Mutter während der Schwangerschaft nicht auf Alkohol verzichten wollte oder konnte.
Ich habe während 10 Jahren Studien zum Alkoholproblem gesammelt und auf meiner Webseite alkoholpolitik.ch verlinkt. Darunter waren einige, die FASD zum Thema hatten. Auch die WHO befasste sich stark damit.
Eine werdende Mutter hat es in der Hand, ihrem Kind zu einem optimalen Start ins Leben zu verhelfen, indem sie alkohol- und tabakfrei durch die Schwangerschaft geht. Ihr Partner trägt auch eine Verantwortung.


Kategorie: Alkoholkrankheit, Allgemein, Eltern, Fetales Alkohol Syndrom (FAS), Foetales Alkohol Syndrom, Gesundheit, Jugend, Kinder, Medien, Schweiz, Statistik, Veröffentlichungen, Weltgesundheits-Org. | Keine Kommentare »


Freitag 25. Mai 2012 von htm

A detailed analysis of the alcohol industry’s submissions to a Parliamentary Inquiry has exposed a raft of false, misleading and unfounded claims.
The damning finding comes as alcohol industry representatives meet in Canberra today to present to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and calls into doubt the veracity of the industry claims.

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) analysed four alcohol industry submissions from the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA), the Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc (Brewers), the Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA) and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

The analysis found that between them, the alcohol industry bodies made a total of ten false or misleading claims regarding FASD, and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent FASD.
Demonstrating a total lack of commitment to preventing FASD, two of the industry submissions even talk down the need for action, suggesting current activities to prevent FASD are sufficient.

FARE Chief Executive, Michael Thorn said it is crucial that none of the industry’s unsubstantiated claims go unchallenged.
“This is not simply ‘claim’ and ‘counter claim’. This is about separating the facts from the industry fiction. The alcohol industry is so hell bent on putting profit ahead of public health that it’s prepared to bend or even disregard the truth completely, to suit its own agenda,” Mr Thorn said. …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, 05/23/12) fare.org.au, Media Release, 05/24/12

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, morbidity, Parents, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Research, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol Reports – Articles on FASD

Montag 8. August 2011 von htm

e.g. Binge drinkers have sex they later regret
A new study has found that binge drinking puts teenage girls at risk of having unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies and contracting sexually-transmitted diseases. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 08/7/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Gender, Global, Health, Parents, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

The Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Montag 25. April 2011 von htm

The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature related to the measurement of the economic impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in different countries and to categorize the available literature. … Existing estimates of the economic impact of FASD demonstrate significant cost implications on the individual, the family and society. However, these estimates vary considerably due to the different methodologies used by different studies. Limitations and gaps in the existing methodologies of calculating the economic costs of FASD are discussed. It is evident that there is an urgent need to develop a comprehensive and sound methodology for calculating the economic impact of FASD to the society. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/22/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Research, Social Costs | Keine Kommentare »

South Africa draws the line on alcohol abuse

Dienstag 23. November 2010 von htm

The South African government is taking a fresh approach in dealing with the scourge of alcohol abuse, especially amongst pregnant women. It has challenged the liquor industry to re-evaluate the type of advertisements that portray drinking alcohol as prestigious and the myth that excessive drinking is acceptable.
„Alcohol abuse can never amount to acceptable behaviour regardless of the day on which it is consumed,“ Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini told the Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Indaba, currently underway in Johannesburg.
Dlamini said the call was spurred by the recognition of the complexity of the problem, and that only collective action would yield any results in reducing the number of people dependent on alcohol.
The problem knows no age, race or gender, but it is particularly challenging amongst pregnant women. The legacy of alcohol abuse on the developing foetus is a lifetime of dealing with FAS, or Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). (Source: Alcohol Reports, 11/21/10) buanews.gov.za, 11/18/10

Kategorie: Addiction, Advertising, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Parents, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

Attention Processing And Perception May Be Involved In Fetal Alcohol-Related Learning Difficulties

Samstag 23. Oktober 2010 von htm

It has been known for many years that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause serious and irreversible damage to the fetus. However, new research exploring memory deficits in children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) or fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) may be able to aid in the creation of new therapies and treatments. (Source: Medical News Today, 10/21/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Parents, Research, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Women’s knowledge and attitudes regarding alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Dienstag 24. August 2010 von htm

Background: Alcohol exposure in pregnancy is a common and modifiable risk factor for poor pregnancy and child outcomes. Alcohol exposure in pregnancy can cause a range of physical and neurodevelopmental problems in the child including the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In order to improve prevention strategies, we sought to describe the knowledge and attitudes of women of childbearing age regarding alcohol consumption during pregnancy and its effects on the fetus. (Source: BMC Public Health, 8/23/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Parents, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

Benefizkonzert „Tag des alkoholgeschädigten Kindes“ am 9.9.10

Freitag 2. Juli 2010 von htm

In Deutschland werden jedes Jahr 10.000 alkoholgeschädigte Kinder geboren, davon etwa 4.000 mit dem fetalen Alkoholsyndrom (FAS), einer schweren körperlichen und geistigen Behinderung. Um auf die schwer wiegenden Konsequenzen von Alkoholkonsum während der Schwangerschaft aufmerksam zu machen, wurde auf Initiative von »FAS World« der 9. September zum internationalen Tag des alkoholgeschädigten Kindes erklärt. Anlässlich diesen Tages findet im Rahmen der Kampagne »Na klar…!« am Donnerstag, den 09. September 2010 um 19.00 Uhr ein Benefizkonzert in der Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Berlin-Kreuzberg) statt. Wir freuen uns, engagierte Musiker/innen für das Konzert gewonnen zu haben und so ein anspruchsvolles und vielseitiges Programm gestalten zu können:
Der Erlös des Konzerts kommt der deutschlandweit einzigen Wohngruppe für junge Erwachsene mit FASD des Sonnenhof e.V. zugute.
Eintrittskarten (10,00 €, ermäßigt 7,00 €) erhalten Sie in der Fachstelle für Suchtprävention im Land Berlin, bei KOKA 36, Tel. 030 – 6110 1313 sowie bei allen bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen (außerhalb der Fachstelle: Preis zzgl. Vorverkaufsgebühr).

Kategorie: Allgemein, Aufruf, Fetales Alkohol Syndrom (FAS), Internationales, Veranstaltungen | Keine Kommentare »

Justice System Struggles with Cases Involving FASD

Mittwoch 19. Mai 2010 von htm

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) sometimes manifests itself as an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions, a fact that has U.S. courts struggling to reconcile the medical science with justice in a number of criminal cases, the Chicago Tribune reported May 9.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University recently reported that 60 percent of Americans with FASD have had involvement with the criminal-justice system, and that the diagnosis is common among prison inmates.
However, judges, prosecutors and corrections officials know little about the disease. Few states screen offenders for FASD, and those who break the law or rules are typically seen as intransigent, not victims of their disease. People with FASD can have normal intelligence but are immature and highly open to suggestion, experts say — a mix that may make them seem more responsible for their actions than they really are. (Source: Join Together, 5/17/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Parents, Statistics, Violence and crimes | Keine Kommentare »

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: High Prevalence Of Epilepsy

Donnerstag 8. April 2010 von htm

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) refers to a range of negative developmental outcomes that result from maternal drinking during pregnancy. Children with FASD can suffer from many problems, including epilepsy, a disorder characterized by spontaneous recurrence of unprovoked seizures that affects 0.6 percent of the general population. A new study has found a much higher prevalence of epilepsy or history of seizures in individuals with FASD. (Source: Medical News Today, 4/7/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Children, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Global, Health, Publications, Research | Keine Kommentare »

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