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.
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 services. Inpatient treatment is very structured and is not as common as outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment programs are provided at the program site, but it is located somewhere other than where the individual being treated lives. These programs usually meet at night or on weekends to allow participants to continue working and attending school.
Inpatient treatment is often used to treat individuals who have a mental disorder or serious medical problem in addition to a substance abuse disorder. Outpatient treatment is used to treat individuals who do not need care as intensive as the care offered through inpatient treatment. These individuals usually also have a strong support system, motivation to go to treatment, and transportation to treatment.
After receiving an assessment from a substance abuse counselor, the counselor will determine whether inpatient or outpatient treatment will be the most beneficial for the individual seeking recovery.
“During inpatient treatment, I was able to gain the necessary tools to stay clean and sober. My baby was in my belly at the time I entered inpatient treatment. She was born lean and healthy and has a clean and sober mother.” -Bonnie, parent