Addiction Co-occurring with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sekeria Volece Bossie

Abstract

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often not included in the discussions regarding addiction. Research has found that individuals on the Autism Spectrum are at higher risk of developing addiction. Compounding this issue is the notion that some mental health clinicians are hesitant to provide services to individuals diagnosed with ASD. Mental health clinicians who provide addiction services can be equipped to provide those services to individuals on the Autism Spectrum as these individuals often engage in addiction related behaviors for the same or similar reasons of those who are not diagnosed with ASD. Lastly, the exploration and utilization of evidenced based strategies with this population is vitally important.

Published on: July 10, 2024
doi: 10.17756/jas.2024-065
Citation: Bossie SK. 2024. Language Matters: Addiction Co-occurring with Autism Spectrum.J Addict Sci 10(1): 11-16.
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