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ADA Addiction Recovery & Employment Part 2
New England Region 1: The New England ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment Workshop during COVID-19 - Part 2
August 24, 2020

The New England ATTC hosted this webinar which focused on how the ADA applies to addiction services in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  Today, 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), thousands of people in recovery from addiction are unaware of their civil rights under the law. 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 New England ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session also introduces how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre offer, post offer, and employment. These differences are illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana. Objectives of this webinar are: #1: Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery. #2: Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol, and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs. #3: Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to: employment, state and local government services and places of public accommodations. #4: Learn about does and don’t during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post offer and pre-employment, and during employment).