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April Alcohol Awareness Month: Three Ways Social Workers Can Help Reduce Risky Drinking

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High-risk drinking among women has increased significantly over the past decade, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made the problem worse. A recent study in JAMA Network Open compared drinking patterns before and after the pandemic. The results? Women increased how often they drink more than men did, and also reported major increases in binge drinking and problems related to drinking.

Five Things Social Workers Need to Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy

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September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Awareness Month—an opportunity for social workers to take the lead in primary prevention of FASDs, the range of birth defects and developmental disabilities that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol before birth. From conducting alcohol screening and brief intervention to participating in FASD assessment and referrals, social workers across practice settings play an integral role in protecting the health of the...

Protecting Women’s Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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National Women’s Health Week, May 10 through May 16, is an opportunity for all women to take five steps to better health: Eat healthy; exercise; take care of mental health; visit a health professional for regular primary care and preventive screenings; and practice safe behaviors, especially as we face the extraordinary challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

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