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Home > Research Articles > Study Looks at Prenatal Alcohol Effects

Saturday, July 6, 2002

An extensive study is underway to determine the effects of prenatal alcohol use on children, the Associated Press reported June 18.

The research project is part of a four-state study mandated by Congress to examine high-risk children and determine how their mothers' drinking during pregnancy may have affected the children.

The study will include at-home visits with at-risk women, and will seek to identify children with lower-level problems associated with prenatal alcohol consumption, as well as cases of full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome.

The four states involved in the $7 million, three-year study are Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

The study is being conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.