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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Please don't do what I did, pleads mother who drank

April 22, 2007

ELIZABETH Russell lives with the guilt that she ruined her sons' lives after drinking during her pregnancies. But now she is trying to prevent other women from unknowingly doing the same.

Ms Russell is a recovering alcoholic who in 2001 found that her addiction had physically harmed her two sons.

Her elder son, 26, was diagnosed with "alcohol-exposed neurodevelopmental disorder" and the younger son, 22, has full foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).


Contributor: Peggy Seo Oba