The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), invite you to join us on May 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET for a discussion entitled, “The Americans with Disabilities Act and Substance Use Disorder: Rights, Responsibilities, and Looking Ahead.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act has broad implications for individuals with substance use disorder in housing, carceral settings, and employment. The U.S. Department of Justice recently released guidance clarifying how the Americans with Disabilities Act protects people with opioid use disorder. The speakers will explore protections afforded to people with substance use disorder, including individuals receiving medications for opioid use disorder.

Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charlotte A. Burrows, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; William F. Haning, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)


  • Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Aaron Konopasky, Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ppt)

Moderated by: Regina LaBelle, Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, The O’Neill Institute

This webinar is intended for educational purposes only. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, not the opinion or position of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). ASAM does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.


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