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So this sounds like if you’re an alcoholic or a drug addict, you can be drunk on the job and behave in an out-of-control way and your employer can’t fire you. Under the ADA and most state laws, the alcoholism itself is a disability as it’s a disease, but drinking or being drunk at work isn’t.There can be rules that employees can’t drink or be intoxicated on the job.As a voluntary facility, we're here to help you heal -- on your terms.Our sole focus is getting you back to the healthy, sober life you deserve, and we are ready and waiting to answer your questions or concerns 24/7.Alcoholism and drug addiction are complicated scenarios that can ultimately destroy a person’s life including their finances, their career, and their family.While there may be some aspect of choice in taking the first drink or doing the first drug, alcoholism and addiction are considered diseases in the medical community, because of how your brain reacts to these substances and the progressive, chronic nature of addiction.
This would be considered illegal discrimination otherwise.
That leaves people wondering, are alcoholism and drug addiction disabilities?
The following are some things you should know as to whether alcoholism and drug addiction are disabilities.
You can apply to receive disability benefits for health problems in injuries related to your alcoholism, but you have to show that these would apply even if you were to stop drinking, and you really have to prove it.
If Social Security sees it as your alcoholism contributing to your disability, you won’t receive benefits.