About This Webinar:
Know Your Rights: Medication-Assisted Treatment—Special Anti-Discrimination Issues [Slides / Video] provides an overview of federal laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, and how those laws protect people in medication-assisted treatment for addiction (such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone).
This Webinar Is For:
- People in medication-assisted treatment for addiction;
- Anyone supporting the rights of people in medication-assisted treatment;
- Employers, health care providers, government officials, and others who want to comply with anti-discrimination laws; and
- Anyone else interested in the topic.
- Know Your Rights: Are You In Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Problems? (2006): This brochure describes federal laws prohibiting employment, housing, and other discrimination against people with substance use disorders. It also explains what to do if your rights have been violated. Also available in Spanish.
- Helpful Resources to Address Discrimination Against People in Medication-Assisted Treatment (2009): A list of useful resources for educating employers, courts and others about medication-assisted treatment, including why methadone and buprenorphine do not impair physical or mental functioning when provided to individuals stabilized on the appropriate dose.
- Know Your Rights: Are You in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Problems? Rights for Individuals on Medication-Assisted Treatment (2009): This brochure is a companion piece to Know Your Rights: Are You in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Problems?, and describes the specific legal issues faced by people in medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction (such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone).
- Questions and Answers from Webinar: “Medication-Assisted Treatment: Special Anti-Discrimination Issues”: Summary of questions asked during the webinar, and answers provided by LAC attorneys.
- Legality of Denying Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in the Criminal Justice System (2011): A report that explains why criminal justice agencies violate Federal anti-discrimination laws and the United States Constitution when they deny access to medications, such as methadone and buprenorphine, to treat opiate addiction.
- Educating Courts, Other Government Agencies and Employers About Methadone (2009): This publication explains how individuals in methadone maintenance programs and other forms of medication-assisted treatment, as well as their treatment programs and advocates, can advocate for their rights so that they can get in or stay in the treatment they need without facing discrimination. The focus is on discrimination by the child welfare system and criminal justice system.