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People with autism embraced the idea of "neurodiversity" to celebrate their condition as a positive identity, not a disease and disability. Should addicts do the same?
== Maia Szalavitz
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 19:40
"Autistic advocates coined the term “neurodiversity” to express the idea that there are many types of brain wiring ...."
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 04:52
Sometimes, they are one in the same. There are organized advocacy groups comprised of adults with autism promoting the idea of neurodiversity and rejecting the notion that autism is something to be cured ot eradicated.
"If I forget who I am, I am myself. If I remember who I am, I am you."
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 19:43
"In practice, this could mean anything from supporting involvement in 12-step programs ...."
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 19:48
"Instead of pitting abstinence against harm reduction, the neurodiversity approach recognizes that every brain is different and that what works for me may not be what works for you."
Abstinence - No drinking
Harm reduction - Less drinking
So then support diversity. Some people may choose not to drink. Some people may choose to limit drink. Best of both worlds (left brain or right brain hemispheres). LOL!