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.
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The Mental Health Act (1983) explained
This article briefly walks through the most commonly encountered parts of the mental health act and what they mean for an individual.
The tin can conundrum: the problem with “labels”
What is the tin can conundrum? If autism isn’t a label, what is it? is diagnosis necessary? this article aims to answer these questions, and considers the nature of our current system and the structural oppression of neurodivergent people.
Neuroqueer: Depathologising psychiatric “conditions”
A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.
Addiction doesn’t strip us of our humanity
Why are addicts stripped of their humanity by society at large? What can we do about it? Are cultural attitudes towards addicts understandable? This article attempts to answer these in brief.
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”
Mental health and the neurodiversity paradigm
When considering the landscape of mental health, we also have to consider the normalisation of stigma and the dehumanisation of those who are struggling. Since the advent of psychiatric medicine,Continue reading “Mental health and the neurodiversity paradigm”
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”
Unmet support needs and multiple systemic failures: A story of addiction and autism
As I have said before, I truly believe that addiction is the result of unmet support needs. This can be an incredibly complex field, but today I am going toContinue reading “Unmet support needs and multiple systemic failures: A story of addiction and autism”
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