My name is Alex D.  I live at the crossroads of high functioning autism, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and addiction.  It took years of false starts and psychological/psychiatric misfires until I was properly diagnosed.

While waiting for someone...anyone to explain why nothing seemed right, I began self-medicating because it calmed me down and made me feel normal. 

My journey to this point has been hectic and the logic I've used to justify some of my chaotic choices has been convoluted. Subsequently, I'm blogging to bring some clear thinking to my convoluted logic and to try to bring consistency into my life. At the same time, I hope I can add some insights into the challenges faced by people living with addiction and multiple mental health issues.  

Thank you for joining me and following my attempt to figure out how to balance my life and maintain sobriety while living with a list of co-occurring diagnoses. 

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