Friday, January 04, 2008

How Much $ for FASD?

This Link is interesting and outlines what the overall cost of FASD is to society and financially in general:

http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/publications/cost.cfm

*FASD Center for Excellence:

"About the Cost of FAS
Very little data are available on the cost of FAS, and none were found for FAE, ARBD, or ARND. Many sources discuss the cost of substance abuse, but few specifically address FASD. The information found to date was developed from the 1980s to the mid-1990s. A search for more recent data primarily yields references or updates to earlier work.

Over 30 reports, articles, and other publications include references to the cost of FAS. More than 80 Internet sites also discuss the issue. Most cost information falls into two categories:
Total annual cost of FAS to the Nation
Lifetime cost of each child born with FAS
Some of the estimates use well-documented approaches that clearly describe the cost components and formulas used. Others provide no documentation at all. A limited amount of other national, State, and local cost information is available."


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