An open letter to autistic addicts

Emergent Divergence

My fellow autistic addicts,

As we approach the end of a historically difficult year, I hope that you can look back and be proud that you have survived. This year has brought many tests, and you have passed. If all you did this year was make it through, I want you to know that was enough.

You are enough, you’ve always been enough. I know it’s likely that you don’t believe me. This world already misunderstood you for being autistic, let alone the spectre of addiction that hangs over us.

Perhaps you are new to the world of addiction, perhaps you have been fighting this battle for years. Perhaps you have been in recovery for years, perhaps this year was too much, and you found yourself returning to old habits.

I want you to know that whereever you are at, it’s okay. Don’t give up. This world may not always…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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