My name is Erik Johnson, and I have kicked all my addictions, including autistic stimming. It is a work in progress to help my health and wellness. Please check out my videos and blog posts on addiction and help with Asperger’s.
Overcoming addiction can be a difficult and complex process, but it is possible with the right approach and support. Here are some general steps to help you beat addiction: Admit you have a problem: The first step in overcoming addiction is to acknowledge that you have a problem and that you need help. Seek professional help: You can seek professional help from a therapist, counselor, or addiction specialist who can help you identify the root causes of your addiction and provide you with the tools and strategies to overcome it.
Join a support group: Joining a support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, can be helpful in providing you with the support and encouragement you need to stay on track. Develop a plan: Create a plan that outlines your goals and strategies for overcoming addiction. This may include setting up a support system, identifying triggers and developing coping mechanisms, and making positive lifestyle changes. Practice self-care: Practicing self-care is essential to overcoming addiction. This may include getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and finding healthy ways to cope with stress.
Stay committed: Recovery is a long-term process, and it takes commitment and effort to stay on track. Focus on your goals, stay motivated, and celebrate your successes along the way. Remember, overcoming addiction is a journey, and it’s important to be patient and kind to yourself as you work towards a healthier, happier life.
Asperger’s, also known as Asperger’s Syndrome, is a developmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. It is classified as a type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with Asperger’s may have difficulty with nonverbal communication, such as making eye contact, understanding facial expressions, and body language. They may also struggle with social interaction, such as making friends or participating in group activities. Other common characteristics of Asperger’s include a narrow range of interests, repetitive behaviors or routines, and a tendency towards intense focus on specific topics.
Sensory issues, such as sensitivity to certain sounds or textures, may also be present. It’s important to note that every individual with Asperger’s is unique and may experience symptoms differently. Treatment for Asperger’s may include therapy, education and support, and medication to manage symptoms such as anxiety or depression. With the right support and treatment, individuals with Asperger’s can lead fulfilling and productive lives.