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    son 24 recently diagnosed with ASD and has drug addiction

    Any advice would be appreciated. My son aged 24, has recently been diagnosed with ASD, which explains why he has been self medicating with cannabis since the age of 14 and the last 5 years with cocaine. He has sought help with our local drug service and now doesn't use cannabis only cocaine and is attending weekly meetings, but he feels that this won't help in getting clean, as he takes it to cope with his ASD. He has been assessed by mental health and the ASD service, who cannot assist him with coping mechanisms as he is on drugs. So my son cannot get any help with his ASD because he's on drugs. We are both despairing and any advice would be appreciated.

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    Maybe try to stop the drugs in order to get him prescribed medication along with Counselling

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    Any doping is bad because a man gets used to a certain dependence. This method would be relevant if it were possible to apply it temporarily. However, it is difficult for people who are broken by the disease to stop at some point, as they are frightened by the thought that they will have to endure terrible conditions again.
    In my opinion, you need to undergo medically supervised drug and alcohol detox treatment programs by contacting a psychotherapist. Your son needs to work on his character, willpower, and skills that would allow him to manage his seizures.
    Only there will he fully enjoy life and be a full-fledged member of society.

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