Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

YOUNG peo­ple with foetal al­co­hol spec­trum dis­or­der are more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law, ac­cord­ing to the State Gov­ern­ment. Act­ing Cor­rec­tive Ser­vices Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey said the life-long con­di­tion was a form of brain dam­age. The State Gov­ern­ment re­leased a state­ment last week say­ing it would spend $195,000 to fund re­search into the ef­fects of ma­ter­nal al­co­hol con­sump­tion. Ms Har­vey said State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing would al­low a clinic at the Univer­sity of WA to con­duct re­search, train­ing and as­sess­ment in young peo­ple un­der 18.

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