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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Gift2humanity, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Gift2humanity

    Gift2humanity Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi
    I just wanted to introduce myself.
    I would tell my story but it is so sad I don't want to bum you all out.
    I am self diagnosed because I have 2 failed diagnoses because of drug addictions obliterating the assessors ability to see me for who I am.
    I also lost my identity years ago.
    I won't ramble on as I would need thousands of pages but i know i am ASD and also ADHD another failed diagnosis because drugs obliterated it.
    I don't want to talk about drugs, this is just my thread to say hello to you all and hope to meet some new friends.
    PS I'm asexual and that doesn't bother me.
    I did spend a lot of promiscuity in the past though because i wanted to fit in.
    I'm one of those who lost their personality by trying to fit in and only realised this in the last couple of years. I'm 52 and from the UK female and single.
    I'll stop for now, hopefully I can bring something positive to these forums, Ive been lurking on here for months.
     
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  2. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the Forums former Lurker! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process!
     
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  3. Gift2humanity

    Gift2humanity Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Thanks Isadoorian, I hope to make some new friends here.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Wow, we have a lot in common! I'm glad you're here!
     
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    Hi Gift2humanity. Glad you finally decided to join us and introduce yourself.
     
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  6. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to AutismForums!
     
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  7. china autie

    china autie friend to dogs and frogs and cats

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    Welcome!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! I share some commonality with your story as well. I think many turn to drugs or alcohol to either relax or try and fit in. I'm just thankful I never developed any kind of record, nor disclosed my drug use to anyone in the professional community. Addiction is another very misunderstood subject, just like autism. Anyways, welcome.
     
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    SusanLR Well-Known Member

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    Hi and Welcome.
    Glad you decided to join in!
     
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  10. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    Hi @Gift2humanity and welcome to the community :)
    Addiction is not a rarity amongst people on the spectrum, nor is drug use that does not lead to addiction, so you're far from alone. There's also plenty of us who are middle aged and from the UK as well as all over the world. I don't think you'll find it difficult to find people you relate to here.
    And don't worry about telling your sob story ;) We've almost all got one and they're discussed on here frequently.
     
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  11. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi Gift

    welcome to af.png
     
  12. Gift2humanity

    Gift2humanity Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Thank you for warm welcome.
    Thank you also for warm welcome.
    Also, thanks to you for warm welcome.
    And thanks to you for warm welcome.
    Thanks for the warm welcome and the understanding.
    Thank you
    Thanks for your welcome and understanding. My problems are really big and unsolvable and have brought people irl down, so the last thing I want to do is bring auties and aspies down. I hope to be able to help others.
     
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  13. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    That's why many of us are here, but it goes both ways. Some of us on here have been through hell at times, some are still going through it. We are here to support one another. We listen and we are listened to. You may want to spend some time here getting to know us before you open up. You may decide not to open up at all, but know that if/when you choose to do so you will be listened to by people with understanding and compassion, who will try to help in any way they can. You may be surprised by how many shared experiences you discover :)
     
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    Gift2humanity Active Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi Autismatic
    Thanks for your lovely post. My problems are really complex involving possibly unsaleable flat and drug use preventing autism and wasted talents and life etc. Can't really go into it all right now, too distressing. Thanks for letting me know how lovely you all are though.
     
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    Warm welkome dear, If we remove the drugs problem id say were similar in that our lifes is a complete waist and past life a complete disaster dear, BUT youre statement of youre un fixable NA its NEVER to late to TRY to fix things hon.
     
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    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    I can think of at least one other member I've got to know quite well, who has wrestled with serious drug issues and is always very keen to listen. There are quite a few who've also struggled with alcohol and prescription meds - some of those struggles ongoing.
     
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    Thank you x
     
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    Sorry to hear about the other people who have struggled with addiction. Thanks for your post.
     
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    Welcome Gift2humanity - your candor is appreciated. You'll find a lot of thought provoking posts and practical information.
     
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    Hello and welcome.
     
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