FEDERAL AND STATE LAW
Federal and State Laws for Substance Abuse Treatment
On the Federal level, Congress has adopted several acts that include The Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and The Rehabilitation Act. Federal regulations and Federal courts have acknowledged that drug addiction and alcoholism are recognized disabilities under the ADA if they substantially limit one or more major life activities.
Employees suffering from alcohol and drug addiction that seek treatment prior to being caught can be found to have a disability and are protected under law. Seeking treatment as soon as possible is critical to obtaining legal protections under the ADA. Additional information for laws that protect your rights can be found on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website.
More important than your legal protections is your health. If you are suffering from drug addiction and/or alcoholism, it is important to seek treatment immediately. The long-term benefits of sobriety far outweigh the time needed for proper treatment. Your mental and physical health, family life, personal life, and economic status can all be improved by long-term and sustained sobriety.
About Coastline Behavioral Health
We are committed to helping families renew hope by treating clients in a positive and supportive environment, specifically designed to assist individuals in regaining control over their lives. Our exceptional staff has over 100 years of combined addiction treatment experience including master’s level credentials and personal success stories. We believe in giving our clients the opportunity to regain joy and chase life without addiction holding them back.
Learn More About State Employment Laws
The information contained in this section is from various state resources and should be used for reference only. Contact your local state employment agency and/or human resources department for additional information regarding disability and/or discrimination rights for your state.
THE COASTLINE DIFFERENCE
Coastline Behavioral Health helps clients deal with the stronghold of addiction and behavioral health issues to develop healthier life skills to facilitate sobriety. Alcohol and drug addiction changes behavior in ways that are detrimental and we work in all areas of a client’s life including employment, personal relationships, finances, and health. Coastline Behavioral Health is set apart from the others in modality and treatment options, including the components of experiential therapy that have been developed by specialists in the addiction recovery field to meet individual client needs.
To find out more about our treatment program in Southern California, you can call to speak with a member of our admissions team. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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