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Substance Use and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

AprApril 25 2024

Description:

There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction who are unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA ensures that people with disabilities, including those with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders, have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. However, the piece of the ADA on addiction and recovery is the most underutilized. We will discuss the ADA definition of disability as it applies to alcohol and substance use disorders using scenarios to illustrate the application of the ADA as it relates to alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana.

From the Sponsor:

Region 1 – New England ADA Center,

Audience:

Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Medical Professional, Policy Expert, Practitioners, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate

Topic:

Education, General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication, Enforcement, Non-Discrimination, Program Access, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures

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