Autism and Addiction: Coping with and Treating Your Dual Diagnosis in iAddiction

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About one third
 of all people living with a mental disorder are also coping with some form of substance abuse. This seems to be largely because of a comorbidity effect, where each condition plays a role in fueling the other. As discussed in this guide, there is evidence that this is true for those struggling with addiction issues who fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

This guide is designed to support those facing the dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and some form of addiction. It will help you understand the ways they affect one another as well as options for treatment. Always consult your doctor before committing to a recovery regimen; it’s important for you to work together to figure out the best treatment so you can forge the path to a healthier life.

Read more: Autism and Addiction: Coping with and Treating Your Dual Diagnosis

Jenny Wise is a homeschool teacher and the parent of an autistic child, who have learned a lot about how important it is to pay attention to the individual needs of every student -- especially special education students, who may need specific classes or individual help to be successful. She knows the best approach when reaching out to those with special needs, and have done some research to help educators and families get started. She has been interested in sharing them with our audience.

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