Studies show that people with autism are twice as likely as others to engage in substance abuse, contrary to previous belief that they are extremely unlikely to use drugs or alcohol. An expert and an author who has used alcohol to cope with his autism discuss the developments and their impact.


  • Elizabeth Kunreuther, Clinical Instructor, Univ. of North Carolina Wakebrook Addiction Treatment Center and co-author, Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community

  • Matthew Tinsley, Asperger syndrome patient and co-author, Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol: Drinking to Cope

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