6th Annual Raise the Bar HIRE! Conference workshop on Addiction, Recovery, and the ADA, Norwood MA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
11:00 AM EDT - 12:15 PM EDT


Four Points by Sheraton


Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

Substance use is a topic that has received a lot of press in the last couple of years. In this session, we will look at alcohol addition, and opioid and substance use disorders through an ADA lens. Are people who use alcohol covered under the ADA? How about people who use substances illegally? What does ADA coverage mean? We will define who is and isn’t a person with a disability in this context with supporting scenarios.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Look at addiction and recovery through the fresh lens of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Define disability in terms of the addiction and recovery
  • In employment, discuss the differences between how the ADA addresses alcohol, opioid and substance use disorders

Session Presenter: Oce Harrison, Ed.D., Project Director of the New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design

From the Sponsor: 

Region 1 - New England ADA Center


Employer, People with Disabilities, Consumer Advocate, Service Provider


Employment (ADA Title I)