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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Behavior Supports & Mental Health: Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community


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Ann Palmer, B.A., LEND Family Faculty
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Elizabeth Kunreuther, MSW, UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Addiction Detox Unit, Raleigh, NC, United States;


Recent studies suggest individuals with ASD have a higher risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. Social, educational and vocational demands put those mainstreamed into middle/high school, college and typical work settings at risk for developing a SUD. This poster presents the protective and risk factors of ASD for developing an SUD and the current research on connections between ASD and substance use.

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