Today in America, drug and alcohol addiction is a major public health crisis.

November 21, 2016

Facing addiction in America

  • Opioid overdose takes a life every 19 minutes, that’s 78 people dying each day.
  • Over 20 million people have substance use disorders
  • Over 66 million people binge drink at least once a month

Addiction is a chronic illness like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (US Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction in America November, 2016  

Today, there are thousands of people newly in recovery due to the opioid epidemic; some with a full spectrum of behavioral health issues who are unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The timing is right to re-introduce people with mental health issues into the promise of the ADA. If you have a question about your rights under the ADA about access to health care, employment, community activities, transportation and education, call us at 800-949-4232 or email us at