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Autism's Hidden Habit

Conventional Wisdom Holds that People with Autism Don't Get Hooked on Alcohol or Other Drugs, But New Evidence Suggests Otherwise

By Szalavitz, Maia


This online article discusses how new research is demonstrating that people on the autism spectrum, particularly those with normal-range cognitive abilities, can be at risk for developing addictions to alcohol and other substances.

Spectrum News offers information about new developments in autism research, as well as discussion of trends and controversies in research. Spectrum News began as part of, and receives funding from the SFARI foundation.

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