The ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment Workshop

Event Date/Time: 

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT


ADA Audio


There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The ADA insures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session will also introduce how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre offer, post offer, and employment. These differences will be illustratedwith scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana.

  • 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.

  • Objective #4: Learn about do's and don’t during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post offer and pre-employment, and during employment)

From the Sponsor: 

Region 1 - New England ADA Center, Region 5 - Great Lakes ADA Center, ADA National Network


Practitioners, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


Employment (ADA Title I), General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Disability Awareness/Education, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures





Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020