Recovery services as an autistic adult

In my previous article i discussed the frustration of being autistic in a recovery service that was not designed for people like myself, in this article i intend to go into a bit more detail. There is a problem with substance misuse recovery services. Many if not all of these services do not take intoContinue reading “Recovery services as an autistic adult”

Standing on the corner: Where autism and addiction meet

As an autistic individual, i have faced many challenges over the years, but one of the greatest challenges i have faced was over coming addiction. Many people view addiction as a disease, and as far as diagnostic criteria go, they’re not wrong. I however view addiction as a symptom- a symptom of an unmet supportContinue reading “Standing on the corner: Where autism and addiction meet”

An introduction to Emergent Divergence

Hello and welcome to Emergent Divergence, my name is David Gray-Hammond. In this blog I will be discussing autism and autistic rights, addiction and substance misuse, and mental health (and the intersection at which they overlap). I myself am autistic with co-occuring OCD, psychotic experiences and complex trauma, i am also in recovery from drugContinue reading “An introduction to Emergent Divergence”