Pregnancy and Alcohol Consumption Wasilla AK

Alcoholic beverages have been known to cross the placenta and reach the baby by the medical community for some time now. The fetal alcohol syndrome has been documented for decades now. Hence, babies that have been repeatedly exposed during the pregnancy to considerable amounts of alcohol present with abnormalities of their development.

Starting Point
(907) 376-6116
190 East Paulson Avenue
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
(907) 376-4534
3701 Palmer Wasilla Street
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Starting Point
(907) 562-6116
341 West Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Center for Human Services
(907) 225-4135
3050 5th Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ketchikan Indian Community
(907) 228-4917
2960 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Alaska Family Services
(907) 376-4000
5851 East Mayflower Court
Wasilla, AK
Hotline
(907) 376-4000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 694-3336
7958 Stewart Mountain Drive
Eagle River, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Interior AIDS Association
(907) 452-4222
710 3rd Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Women''s and Children''s Center for
(907) 451-8164
1027 Evergreen Street
Fairbanks, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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ASAP Counseling Center
(907) 384-7368
600 Richardson Drive
Fort Richardson, AK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Pregnancy and Alcohol Consumption

To a greater extent, expectant parents are well-versed about the pregnancy and birthing development as pregnancy is a unique one in each couple’s lifetime. Future parents and especially mothers-to-be are receiving contradicting information about alcohol consumption and the risk to their unborn baby. How much alcohol is safe to take during pregnancy? Are there proven effects of alcohol on the baby? What are the effects of alcohol on an unborn baby? What other options does a pregnant woman have if she craves alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages have been known to cross the placenta and reach the baby by the medical community for some time now. The fetal alcohol syndrome has been documented for decades now. Hence, babies that have been repeatedly exposed during the pregnancy to considerable amounts of alcohol present with abnormalities of their development. Such problems care low birth weight, a small brain, mental retardation and overall growth and developmental retardation. Is there a safe time during the pregnancy to consume alcoholic beverages? The safe answer is no because the baby is in constant development and does not have the capacities to counteract the alcohol he can receive through the placenta. Is there a safe amount of alcohol a woman can take during the pregnancy? Again, the prudent answer is NO.

The level of alcohol reaching the baby will vary depending on the type of alcohol taken, the weight of the mother, her own metabolism and so many other factors we have yet to di...

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