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Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: No

I'm not aware of any data on this, but in general individuals with ASD are less likely to be risk-takers, more likely to be under the watchful eye of an adult, and less likely to congregate unsupervised with peers who are experimenting with substances of abuse.
Among my fairly substantial patient population, i've not seen any problems, even with marijuana.

In brief: No

I'm not aware of any data on this, but in general individuals with ASD are less likely to be risk-takers, more likely to be under the watchful eye of an adult, and less likely to congregate unsupervised with peers who are experimenting with substances of abuse.
Among my fairly substantial patient population, i've not seen any problems, even with marijuana.
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