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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Did you know? Alcohol is the leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States.


Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a baby to be born with birth defects and/or developmental disabilities.

Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb can develop Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).

These disorders include a wide range of physical, behavioral, and learning problems. The most severe type of FASD is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

How FAS Affects Kids:

Birth defects. Developing fetus may have heart, bone, and kidney problems. Vision problems and hearing loss are also common.

Poor growth. Newborns may have low birth weights and small head sizes. They may not grow or gain weight as well as other children and may be short as adults.

Seizures and other neurologic problems. This can often appear as poor balance and coordination.

Delayed development. Children may not reach milestones at the expected time.

Behavioral problems. Babies may be fussy or jittery and have trouble sleeping.

Get help at Scottsdale Detox Center

Substance abuse, whether alcohol or drugs, can have lasting and dire effects on the fetus’ health, both within the uterus and can affect a child throughout his/her entire life.

Use of alcohol or drugs during pregnancy can cause birth defects, babies born addicted and suffering the effects of withdrawal, low birth weight, mental and physical disabilities and more. The sooner a person stops using, the more hope there is of having a healthy baby. So, if you or someone you know is pregnant and using alcohol or drugs, please contact us. Help is available.


If you are currently pregnant and want to stop using alcohol or drugs, please call us about inpatient medical detox.


If you are thinking about trying to get pregnant or conceive and want to detox before becoming pregnant, our outpatient or inpatient medical detox could be a good option for you. Just like you would start taking prenatal vitamins when trying to conceive, you can help prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy by detoxing.

Our treatment allows you to detox safely and comfortably in just 7 days with a simple daily office visit. To learn more about our treatment, please call us today.

For opiates: Please call us to discuss your options before trying MAT (Medically Assisted treatment) such as methadone (Methadone clinics) or buprenorphine (Suboxone clinics). We are not a suboxone clinic, at the end of our detox treatment at Scottsdale Detox or Relive Medical Detox, you will be free from all opiates.

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