Hello my fellow neurodivergents! 45yrs of being undiagnosed and masked lead me to alcohol and drugs to cope with overstimulation issues. Finding lasting recovery meant discovering my underlining issue. 15yrs in and out of 12step recover kept me from getting an unbiased assessment. NOT THIS TIME! After 1yr of recovery I knew I had to reach outside of biased religous minds and seek help… When twelve steps found out I was waiting over a yr to get properly diagnosed I was harassed, bullied, shamed, and traumatized for seeking neurodivergent testing. The shame game 12step people use is traumatic for anyone with divergence and can keep us in the asd closet. I guess I’m reaching out to undiagnosed and diagnosed because too much trauma can make us snap. Getting a proper asd/aspergers assessment was the key to keeping recovery this time. I’m so happy today that not only am I awake but I follow Buddhism and mindfulness. My goal is to stop spiritual trauma on autistic minds. Exorcisms are nothing more than manipulative trauma. You want to help an autistic, accept them and speak with science and logic not puppetry.