FAQ Series: Is Addiction a Disability?

FAQ Series: Is addiction a disability?


According to the EEOC’s manual, “Persons addicted to drugs, but who are no longer using drugs illegally and are receiving treatment for drug addiction or who have been rehabilitated successfully, are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments Act from discrimination on the basis of past drug addiction.”


However, individuals who are currently illegally using unlawful or prescription drugs are excluded from coverage under ADAAA.