Harmed before birth, America's 'lost children' overshadowed by opioid crisis
Fetal alcohol syndrome has slipped from Washington's agenda
By BRIANNA EHLEY 02/20/2020 05:00 PM EST
BISMARCK, North Dakota — The Trump administration’s war on addiction has left behind an oft forgotten piece of the problem: alcoholism and the lifelong damage it can do to children.
It’s not just the Trump White House that has not focused on alcoholism, and tens of millions of children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. The Obama administration wiped out the main fetal alcohol program at the federal mental health agency back in 2015, despite a steady rise in alcohol addiction.