Alcoholism and the ADA

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Have you ever wondered if alcoholism may be covered as a disability? If you have, you’re not alone. This topic can be perplexing for anyone learning about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifics, especially with how they pertain to current or previous drug or alcohol use.

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First, the word “alcoholic” may refer to someone who is currently sober and no longer partakes, sometimes referred to as a recovering alcoholic.

Whether alcoholism qualifies as a disability depends on the individual’s circumstances. That said, it is generally accepted that the ADA definition of “disability” could include

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