How big is FASD in our country?

FASD is the most common, most expensive, yet most preventable mental disorder around the globe. In North America, the acknowledged prevalence is one in a hundred live births. But recent studies indicate that the rate could be as high as 2-5% which makes FASD bigger than all the well-known mental health disorders put together. Even at 1%, FASD must be considered to be at epidemic proportions.