Understanding Autistic people’s relationship with drug use
The post discusses the substantial problem of addiction among individuals with Autism. It highlights the tendency for Autistic people to self-medicate using drugs and alcohol, often coinciding with other mental health issues. The post suggests that societal treatment of Autism plays a part in this issue, and emphasizes the need for more research, education, and support services designed for Autistic individuals dealing with addiction. Ultimately, the author champions increased community-connectedness and claims that increased accessibility to Autistic-led spaces can be a lifesaving factor for those struggling with substance use.
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