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.
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 attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings on a regular basis. Sponsors are available to provide support to prevent and/or overcome relapse episodes.
Individuals who have completed treatment and would benefit from continued substance abuse recovery support. This includes individuals with an FASD.
Developing an aftercare plan usually involves the team that provided the primary care, the recovering individual, and the individuals family. Aftercare can be provided directly by the primary treatment facility or through an arrangement made with another agency. Recovery coaches are also available by phone through Minnesota Recovery Connection.
For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division website.
“Each day I get stronger in my recovery and more determined not to relapse again, but I know I can’t do it alone. My recovery coach has stuck with me when I was ready to give up. She has her own struggles with addiction, and knows how to talk sense into me when I feel like exploding. She is a single mom, too, so she also gives me good parenting advice.” –Tracy, parent