The Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project (MSACD) began life as the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Screening project in 1981. At that time, the Georgia Legislature had the foresight to establish a program for screening pregnant women for alcohol use in order to identify the extent of the problem in Georgia as well as methods for prevention in this group. In the early 1980's, there was still considerable debate about the extent of this problem and, indeed, about the existence of FAS and other conditions resulting from prenatal exposure to substances of abuse. The FAS Screening project was among the first to work with this problem and was able to establish that alcohol effects could be seen in the newborn infant.
Director of MSACD
Two National Meetings in Atlanta in 2011
Research Society on Alcoholism
June 25-29, 2011
National Prevention Network – Prevention Research Conference
September 20-23, 2011
FASD 2011 Webcast Available & Advance Notice for Adolescents and Adults with FASD 2012