Tag Archives: Alcohol

A Review of Evidence-Based Approaches for Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in Native Women Who Are Pregnant or of Reproductive Age

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are the leading preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States and likely throughout the world. FASDs can be prevented by avoiding alcohol use during pregnancy; however, efforts to prevent risky alcohol consumption in women of childbearing potential have not been universally successful. Objectives: Data suggest that successful interventions may require tailoring methods to meet the needs of specific populations and cultures. Key findings of interventions previously tested among American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women who are or may become pregnant, data gaps, and promising ongoing interventions are reviewed. Link to Journal Article

House Bill 4393

House Bill 4393 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to do the following:

  • Exempt a minor from a violation involving the purchase, consumption, or possession of alcohol if he or she sought medical treatment or accompanied another person who sought treatment.
  • Require a health facility or agency to notify the parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor under the age of 18 who voluntarily sought treatment or observation after consuming alcohol.
  • Specify that a violation that was deferred, discharged, and dismissed would be considered a prior violation.

Link to Text of Bill