The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Posted by Ed 2 yrs ago
A mother has laid bare the "brutal reality" of bringing up her adoptive son after he was left damaged by exposure to alcohol in the womb.
Judith Knox says her 12-year-old son has a range of behavioural problems as a result of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
It is estimated that as many as 172,000 people could be affected by the disorder in Scotland.
But Ms Knox said it took six years for her son to be properly diagnosed.
FASD is an umbrella term that describes the adverse physical and emotional conditions that affect people whose mother drank during pregnancy.
A new support service for parents and carers, called FASD Hub Scotland, has now been launched.
Ms Knox, who does not want to name her son or identify him through recent pictures, said the service was long overdue. 

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