Two UNC faculty members have teamed up to look at the connection between autism and addiction, examining current research and personal accounts while providing strategies for support. Ann Palmer, faculty member of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and Elizabeth Kunreuther, a clinical instructor at the University of North Carolina's Addiction Detox Unit, join us Saturday, October 28 at 5 pm to share Drinking, Drug Use, and Addiction in the Autism Community.
What is the connection between autism and addiction? Why are individuals with autism more likely to develop a substance use disorder than the general population? Until recently, substance use disorder (SUD) was considered rare among those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book brings together current research and personal accounts from individuals with autism and their supports.