New Pre-Filed Bills that will affect substance abuse:
Are You in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Addiction?
Know Your Rights
Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination in many areas of life against qualified “individuals with disabilities.” Many people with past and current alcohol problems and past drug use disorders, including those in treatment for these illnesses, are protected from discrimination by:
Here is contact information for the key Federal agencies that accept complaints alleging disability-based discrimination:
Employment: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: (EEOC). Call (800) 669-4000 (voice) or (800) 669-6820 (TTY) or visit http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/redirect.asp?ID=4397.
Medical leave rights (FMLA): U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Call (866) 487-9243 (voice) or (877) 889-5627 (TTY) or visit http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/redirect.asp?ID=4398.
Job training and related services provided through the One-Stop Career Center system (WIA): either the State or local Equal Opportunity Officer (contact information should be available through the program or service involved), or the U.S. Department of Labor Civil Rights Center (CRC). To reach CRC, call (202) 693-6500 (voice) or the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or visit http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/redirect.asp?ID=4399.
Housing: U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Call (800) 669-9777 (or local office for TTY service) or visit http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/redirect.asp?ID=4401.
Public accommodations: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Call (800) 514-0301 (voice) or (800) 514-0383 (TTY) or visit http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/redirect.asp?ID=4400.
Government services, programs, and activities: Contact the Federal agency that gives financial assistance to, provides, or regulates the program or activity. You can look up how to contact the agency in your local phone book or public library, or look for the agency’s Web site online.
You or someone you know or care about suffers from the disease of addiction
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