Autism & Drinking, Drug Abuse Can Be Dangerous Mix


By Denise Mann

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THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Teens and adults with autism may be less likely than others to use drugs and alcohol, but new research finds those who do are nearly nine times more likely to use these substances to mask symptoms, including those related to autism.

This is known as camouflaging, and it has been linked to mental health issues and increased risk for suicide among people with autism…click here to continue reading