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Recorded on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 

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There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will provide information on the ADA and how it applies to individuals in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). It will also explain how the ADA addresses alcohol, in addition to providing a general review of the law and cases that have interpreted the ADA’s protections for these individuals. This presentation will provide examples of instances when a person is covered under the ADA and how healthcare providers, advocates, attorneys, and others who help individuals with SUDs can support their client or patient’s ADA rights. This includes a discussion of where to file complaints if it appears that an individual’s ADA rights are being violated.

Learning Objectives
  • Facilitate an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) protections for people with substance use disorders, including alcohol and opioid use disorders.
  • Learn to understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protections for people with substance use disorders in the context of employment, state and local government and public accommodations.
  • Provide clear guidance on where to reach out to assist individuals in learning about rights and obligations (the ADA Centers), as well as filing complaints of discrimination (DOJ or other appropriate federal agency).

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.



Oce Harrison, EdD, has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001. She provides “ADA, Addiction, Recovery” trainings throughout the region. Harrison has presented a Massachusetts Organization for Addiction and Recovery (MOAR) Webinar, at the Massachusetts Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association Annual Conference (MAADAC) and in 18 cities and towns in Massachusetts. She also created the ADA National “The ADA, Addiction and Recovery Fact Sheet” and “The ADA, Addiction, Recovery Employment Fact Sheet.”

Charlotte Lanvers, JD, is a Trial Attorney in the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she enforces the ADA. From 2012-2014, Lanvers worked as a Staff Attorney at the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Prior to joining OCR, Lanvers worked at Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney on cases enforcing the rights of individuals with disabilities. Lanvers holds an Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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