How much alcohol is safe for a pregnant woman?
It seems so harmless. A glass of wine, a beer or one little drink, how much could it hurt?
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or FAS, is the leading known cause of mental illness.
For women who are pregnant, or who may be pregnant, consuming alcohol, in any quantity is like playing Russian roulette with the life of their child. What's the risk? A lifetime mental, emotional, and physical disabilities, pain, suffering, and disappointment
I made this film about the harmful effects of drinking during pregnancy because I wanted to raise awareness about the growing number of children being born with a devastating birth defect which is 100% preventable.
"Last Call is appropriate for professionals as well as the general public. We plan to use the video for community presentations, service provider training, and for broadcast over our local public television station."
Carol Yakish, FAS Team Support Specialist, Kodiak, AK
"...this program's strength lies in presenting a holistic approach that is often overlooked in other videos. It brings together the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of the problems caused by prenatal consumption of alcohol, not just for the child but for everyone who is in that child's life..."
Drug Wars: Last Call: The sobering truth about drinking during pregnancy is shown in this powerful documentary about the leading known causes of mental retardation — Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Education Service Network
Drug Wars: Last Call: Helps educate mothers, their male partners, families and friends about the need to stay away from alcohol during pregnancy. After watching Last Call, you will know why drinking during pregnancy isn't worth the risk.
State of California - Health And Human Services Agency Department Of Alcohol And Drug Programs
Rated as one of the top ten drug prevention films by: Rated-Top-Ten.com