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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Before South Africans celebrate the lifting of the alcohol ban, it’s important that we take into consideration the effects alcohol abuse has on our society.
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Alcohol abuse has many devastating effects on everyone who is involved; the individual, their family, friends and even strangers.
These effects leave a deep imprint in the lives of people and can be extremely traumatic. The experiences people have which are related to alcoholism are very seldom positive and can cause ripples that travel far into the future.
Today, is International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day.
In light of today, our team at Step Away Rehabilitation Centre felt it was necessary to address the severity of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and the impact it has on our children and country.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome occurs when women abuse alcohol during pregnancy. Children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy then develop physical and mental disabilities, which severely affect their capabilities later on in life.
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