"Paper after paper that these kids are in our jails. Some of them are actually doing terrible things and hurting others. Many of them are doing stupid things and just hurting themselves. The costs are unbelievable," Clarren says.
Those costs add up to as much as $5 million per person for a lifetime of services that will be needed.
Whether it's the homeless in the tent towns of Juneau or in a living room in Anchorage, it's the child who pays the ultimate price.
"You love the baby more than the world. But the addiction is so extremely strong," Heather said.
Heather is getting help through the Akeela Stepping Stones Program in Anchorage.
"Heather's family is a very prominent family in the community. They are heavily involved in our medical field. They are not the stereotypical family that you would think of when you hear that a mother has given birth to a child who meets the criteria for FASD," said Courtney Kitiona with Akeela's Stepping Stone Program.