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Substance Use Disorder and Disability Protections

Disability: Reasonable Accommodation, Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Last updated on 08/23/2021 at 4:42 pm

What is substance use disorder?

What is opioid use disorder?

Is recovering from substance use disorder a “disability” that the law protects from discrimination?

If recovery from substance use disorder is a disability, can I claim Social Security disability and get government benefits?

Can my employer fire me for being in recovery from substance use disorder?

How else does the law protect me?

I currently have a problem with substance use disorder; does the law protect me from discrimination?

What if I am in recovery but I relapse and use drugs again?

My doctor prescribed medication to me and I developed a substance use disorder by using the medication exactly as prescribed; am I protected from discrimination by law?

My medication assisted treatment provider prescribed medication to me, and I have been taking it exactly as prescribed; am I protected from discrimination by law?

I tested positive for substances and have no prescription; can I immediately enroll in a treatment program to have protection from discrimination under federal law?