Do you know children with fetal alcohol problems? If the answer is “yes” then you need to read this book.
Alcohol & Pregnancy: A Mother's Responsible Disturbance is a must-read for parents and health professionals, and is an account of how prenatal alcohol exposure can have dramatic affects on children’s health and wellbeing.
Elizabeth Russell uncovers the circumstances that lead to both her children being diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. (FASD), a condition that occurs when a pregnant man consumes alcohol.
The author is a recovering alcoholic, and her drinking resulted in permanent damage to her sons in ways she couldn’t possibly imagine. Their symptoms include:
- Attention Deficit Disorder/ ADHD
- Dropping out of school
- Serious problems in employment
- Suicide attempts Drug and Alcohol abuse
- Depression, poor social behaviour, speech disorders, behavioural problems and more
The author outlines her struggle to obtain an accurate diagnosis and the resultant strategies that assisted her sons to achieve their potential.
A brutally honest account of one family’s journey. Alcohol & Pregnancy - A Mother’s Responsible Disturbance will educate readers and amaze health professionals from all fields. This book gives a human dimension to an insidious and life-threatening condition that has been largely ignored In Australia by government and health workers alike.
Author: Elizabeth Russell
Publisher: Zeus Publications (2005)