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Autism and alcohol

In this exclusive Network Autism article Sarah Hendrickx and Matthew Tinsley discuss the potential links between autism and alcohol addiction.

The article examines why autistic people, particularly those that are undiagnosed, may use alcohol as a means of coping with sensory issues and anxiety. They suggest that diagnosis and self-knowledge can be key for recovery, and call for improved autism awareness amongst alcohol support services.

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Editor’s Note

For our readers in the Winsford, Cheshire West, area the following resource for drug and alcohol rehabiliation might be useful.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Winsford

If you need help looking for services for an autistic individual, we will do our best to help. Click below for the Autism Placement Support Service.