The ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment Workshop

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


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 does and don't during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post offer and pre-employment, and during employment)

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Oce Harrison, Director, New England ADA Center

Stacy Hart, ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist, New England ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 How do ADA, Addition and recovery intersect with current Ohio laws related to CBD, Hemp, and Marijuana? What would Best Practices be in terms of policy for residential versus commuter colleges?
2 What resources are available for individuals who have addictions to prescription medications?
3 how many credits is this training worth towards my ADA certification?
4 Is this training approved for elective credit for actcp?
5 Has DOJ released any guidance relating to how employers should treat workers who are using cannabis, opioids, or amphetamines as prescribed by their physician for medical purposes? For example, what happens when a person with ADHD fails a pre-employment drug test due to the amphetamines in their prescription medication? Is prescription cannabis regarded differently by DOJ due to its Schedule I status, versus the opioid and amphetamine medications on Schedule II? How has the FDA approval of Epidiolex (a cannabis-derived anticonvulsant medication) affected this?
6 What is ADA certification?
7 Do employees who's use of alcohol, and/or drugs (illicit or prescribed) impair their work performance have rights under the ADA?

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.