If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
Substance abuse problems are common among individuals with an FASD. Some adolescents experiment with drugs or alcohol and then stop abusing substances, while others‟ drug use escalates and becomes increasingly dangerous to the individuals health and overall well-being. When substance abuse escalates, treatment is often necessary. There are several types of treatment available depending on […]
What? After an individual undergoes a Rule 25 or chemical dependency assessment, the assessor, usually a counselor, determines what type of treatment the individual needs and develops a treatment plan. Two types of treatment are inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment is provided in a hospital setting in a special unit that offers detoxification and rehabilitation […]
What? Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) is a set of counseling techniques specifically tailored to individuals with mental illness and substance abuse problems. These techniques focus on heightening the individual’s awareness of how mental illness and substance abuse interact and motivating the individual for recovery. The goal of IDDT is recovery from both the mental […]
What? Individuals recovering from substance abuse problems often need continued support after primary treatment ends. Aftercare involves the sustained services provided after primary substance abuse treatment. The goal of aftercare is to develop a plan to support the recovering individual and help increase gains made during primary treatment. Most individuals new in recovery are strongly encouraged to […]