The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting lockdowns, have created big changes to our lives, and alcohol consumption may have changed for some people. Hazardous drinking can be harmful for everyone, but drinking during pregnancy can harm both mother and child.
“Alcohol hurt me. I wish someone had helped my mum not to drink so my brain wouldn’t have gotten hurt. ” Sam* is 11-years-old and was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) at the age of five.
Latest news 3 December 2019|Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) has developed a series of videos to support health professionals talk to patients about their alcohol consumption.
Latest News - 09 September 2019 | Encouraging women to have alcohol-free pregnancies to prevent their babies from developing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is at the heart of FASD Awareness Day today, supported by Counties Manukau Health (CM Health).
Latest News 18 July 2019 | Maaori Warden David Ratū (Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua, Waikato, Ngaati Maniapoto), a member of the Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) Alcohol Harm Advisory Group has recently won the Minister of Health’s Health Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication and relentless work in reducing the…