Alcohol Use, Pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Women
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Release date: June 28, 2018

Valid through: June 28, 2021

Topic: Alcohol Use, Pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Women

Media: internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

CD/Addiction: This CE activity is intended for physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and allied mental health advocates.

Program Overview

This presentation will discuss the current epidemiology of alcohol use in pregnancy and challenges in risk stratification and current recommendations for acceptable levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. We will also discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and analyze techniques for prevention and potential treatment options.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe epidemiology of alcohol use in pregnancy and development of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and analyze current issues of risk stratification and current recommendations
  2. Discuss the risk factors and analyze the pathophysiology leading to development of FAS in women with alcohol use in pregnancy
  3. Describe the phenotypical presentation in FAS and discuss prevention and treatment strategies

Continuing Education

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

RiverMend Health Institute is a NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NAADAC- National Certification Commission approved hours for events that meet NAADAC requirements. Provider #146437.

NAADAC Continuing Education Units awarded: 1.0

NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors

RiverMend Health is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6781.

NBCC CE credit Awarded: 1.0




Saurabh B. Bhardwaj, MD is currently an Addiction Psychiatry Fellow at Northwestern University, Department of Psychiatry. He completed his psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His primary interests include opioid overdose prevention, MAT for opioid and alcohol use disorders, and resident/medical student education for addictions.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

  • No financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. You will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader to view PDF files.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.