The ADA, Addiction and Recovery


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This includes people with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana. People with addiction are people with disabilities, too. Learn about civil rights and obligations!

Objective #1: Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery.

Objective #2: Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol, and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs.

Objective #3: Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to: employment, state and local government services and places of public accommodations.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
ACTCP 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5

Speakers:

Oce Harrison, Director, New England ADA Center

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.