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A pause for a cause

Celebrating International FASD Awareness Day 2013.

International FASD Awareness Day is marked in the 9th minute of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of each year, representing the 9 months of pregnancy.

It’s all about reflecting and considering the choice to have an alcohol-free pregnancy and to share this prevention message across the world.

To honor this important day, Drink Tank is highlighting community-driven initiatives that are helping to get the word about FASD out there.

Today we share a story from Sarai Stevely about a “flash mob” in inner-city Perth, where groups of people with balloons under their t-shirts will raise awareness about the drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and the fact that it’s not just an issue for women, but it’s something that the whole community needs to address. While Troy Jones talks about his own experience of becoming a dad for the first time, and discusses a new campaign that encourages dads-to-be to support their partners right from the beginning, by taking a break from booze.



Drink Tank aims to generate meaningful commentary and debate about alcohol policy, and to provide a platform for all members of the Australian community to share their views and concerns.

Our goal is for the Drink Tank community to engage in robust discussion about alcohol, highlighting a broad spectrum of views and voices, and ultimately to raise the profile of alcohol as an issue national of importance.

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