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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This model of care promotes the use of prevention strategies to reduce the prevalence of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), recognising there is no cure for this avoidable condition. Recommendations are made for:
Prevention requires a holistic approach. When addressing the issues of alcohol and women's health or pregnancy, health professionals and policy makers should also consider other health, psychosocial, cultural, regulatory and economic factors.
Western Australian Department of Health abstract