I have extensively explored my Autistic relationship with addiction thus far. I have considered and lamented the inappropriate treatment services, the suffering, and rejoiced in the moment that I cameContinue reading “Drug use, addiction, and neuroqueering”
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Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?
When we consider harm reduction strategies for drug-users, we often think about education on the safer use of drugs. Things such as safer injection practices and “tasting the hit” toContinue reading “Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?”
Autistic drug-users and the lack of solid guidance in support services
This research essay delves into the lack of clear clinical guidance on the support of Neurodivergent substance users and some of the factors at play in Neurodivergent drug-use.
Rat Park: Addiction misunderstood
Rat Park was an important experiment, but not entirely accurate. It misses one key factor.
Back to the corner: Psychoactive drug use, my Autistic experience
Some 4(ish) years ago, my debut blog post on this website was Standing on the corner: Where autism and addiction meet shortly covered by Recovery services as an Autistic adult.Continue reading “Back to the corner: Psychoactive drug use, my Autistic experience”
Autistic Substance Use Survey 2022
Below is a survey on Autistic people and substance use. The aim is to collate data anonymously on the use of drugs and alcohol in the Autistic community, and useContinue reading “Autistic Substance Use Survey 2022”
Addiction advocacy and the inspiration paradox: A reflection at 6 years sober
Today I am 6 years sober from addiction. During those six years I have learnt many lessons, but in this reflection I would like to consider something that has playedContinue reading “Addiction advocacy and the inspiration paradox: A reflection at 6 years sober”
Filming addicts in crisis is a form of violence
I remember some years ago when the drug known as “spice” was sweeping through my country. Not only were the tabloids having a field day, and not only were peopleContinue reading “Filming addicts in crisis is a form of violence”
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