Drinking, ADD & Aspergers Syndrome

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    Jan 03, 2014 3:56 PM GMT
    FOR PEOPLE WITH ADD AND ASPERGERS SYNDROME:

    What are your thoughts on drinking? Does it help you break out of you awkward shell and communicate more freely???

    I've sought help for a drinking problem many years ago, but I find drinking does "help" me be less awkward etc.

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    Jan 03, 2014 4:55 PM GMT
    I you had a drinking problem, then you probably always will. So in that case, alcohol, while it may solve one problem will be causing a worse one. The deficits therefor outweigh the benefits.

    You would be better off seeking a Doctor's advice regarding this and inform him that you had a drinking problem previously (or currently if your still drinking to deal with this.) It's very important that you tell the Dr. this prior to the Dr providing appropriate solutions since it will have a significant effect on the possible he addresses.
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    Jan 03, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    It sounds like a fun combination.

    Please videotape and post.
  • Nayro

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    according to the DSM5 asperger syndrome does not excist anymore.. How I love arbritrary rules!
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    SouloGuero saidIt sounds like a fun combination.

    Please videotape and post.

    lol


    OP; If you are able to control yourself (but past addiction seems to indicate otherwise), then drinking might help you be more sociable etc. I'd advise against it, but I don't have aspergers syndrome so that's easy for me to say. Drink if it makes you feel better in social environments, but be careful..
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    Jan 03, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    Daelin saidaccording to the DSM5 asperger syndrome does not excist [ibid] anymore.. How I love arbritrary [ibid] rules!


    Hasn't it been folded into autism as a level within autism spectrum disorder? At least in terms of colloquialism. I still see it used in terms of defining either 'mild autism' or 'high-functioning autism' and is used in colloquial writing to reduce the stigma of autism. (I'm not justifying that, but rather pointing out that there are a lot more uneducated people in the world than there are well educated ones.)
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    Jan 03, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI you had a drinking problem, then you probably always will. So in that case, alcohol, while it may solve one problem will be causing a worse one. The deficits therefor outweigh the benefits.

    You would be better off seeking a Doctor's advice regarding this and inform him that you had a drinking problem previously (or currently if your still drinking to deal with this.) It's very important that you tell the Dr. this prior to the Dr providing appropriate solutions since it will have a significant effect on the possible he addresses.


    This x1000. You're way better off seeking a professionals help, instead of RJ members who will pretend they understand and relate when they truly can't/won't.

    Please get help.
  • mybud

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    Jan 03, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    Any substance that you view as making ya feel "less awkward" is a recipe for disaster....
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    Jan 03, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    I worked with a guy who had aspergers at my last job.
    A beer didn't seem to do anything unusual to him but the guys in the office gave him a Redbull once and OMG he was bouncing off the walls.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 03, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
    Dr. Martin Ellingham has Asperger's.
  • Tropicalcium

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    Jan 04, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
    mouillepoint saidFOR PEOPLE WITH ADD AND ASPERGERS SYNDROME:

    What are your thoughts on drinking? Does it help you break out of you awkward shell and communicate more freely???

    I've sought help for a drinking problem many years ago, but I find drinking does "help" me be less awkward etc.



    No. Absolutely not.
  • bkmassive

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    Apr 28, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    I have a roommate with aspergers, and I have been through so much drama with him and his drinking. He really turns into a different person. And he's not an alcoholic perse' because he can go a week, or TWO weeks without even a desire for a drink. But when he does, it only takes 4 drinks for him to turn into a totally different person. The stress levels as a result have gone to such heights that its damaged the relationship to an extent. He's one of my closest friends though, so its not just a matter of moving. I really want to see him better. Finally it seems he's getting it put in check so I pray that this maintains. But though I'm not going to say that aspies cannot drink, but they just really need to embrace extreme moderation as with my friend it seems to just chemically not sit well with him beyond the 3rd drink.
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    Apr 29, 2015 1:12 AM GMT
    I used to have a drinking problem - two hands and one mouth - then I got smart and engineered this fancy new straw that has a Y adapter to fit two beer bottles.

    Problem solved! icon_biggrin.gif