by Katherine Blakeslee
This year we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Even now, people with addiction and those in recovery are still unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The ADA is clear – people with addiction are people with disabilities and have civil rights under the law if they meet the ADA’s definition of disability (Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, 2008). With that, there’s been a focus at the New England ADA Center on how the ADA addresses addiction and recovery.