Addiction is a part of our culture. Overuse of electronics, excessive shopping, unhealthy eating, destructive sex and romance, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and over-working are all essentially normal. For an autistic person struggling with extreme sensetivity, limited impulse control, and insecurity from years of rejection, we are highly prone to addiction.
The opposite of addiction is connection. And my experience embracing my autism and overcoming my addictions has brought amazing connection to myself, my community, and to spirituality.
I will be discussing the intersection of autism and addiction through my own journey, and I’ll share tools on how to support an Aspie struggling with any kind of addiction.
Open to all
$10 suggested donation (no one turned away)
The Austin Center for Recovery is located on the Austin State Hospital campus off Guadalupe just north of 38th 1/2. Enter off Guadalupe and take your first right, and building #635 is the third building on your left.
Questions? Contact Joe Carr, 512-438-9597, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aspiepower.com