The ADA, Addiction, and Recovery: Virtual

Event Date/Time: 

Monday, October 18th, 2021
2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT




Please join Hampshire HOPE for a full coalition meeting as we welcome the New England ADA Center for our first presentation and discussion in a series of trainings to come to our community!

October 18th, 2021
2-3:30pm EST
Zoom link coming soon

The ADA, Addiction and Recovery

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.

Our presenters:
Oce Harrison, Ed.D. Project Director
Stacy Hart, ADA Information, Training and Outreach Specialist

Please visit the ADA, Addiction and Recovery Fact Sheets, and Frequently asked Questions on our addiction and recovery webpage:

Hampshire HOPE, based out of the Northampton Health Department, is a coalition of people addressing substance misuse epidemic in our country. We inviting a diversity of perspectives in order to change underlying conditions that led to an overdose death crisis in our region. You can learn more about us at

Other Accommodations: 

Accommodations provided upon request

From the Sponsor: 

Region 1 - New England ADA Center


Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Practitioners, Service Provider


Employment (ADA Title I), Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Non-Discrimination, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures





Registration Deadline: 

Monday, October 18, 2021