Robert J. O’Hara and Anastasia A. Regne, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored the whitepaper “Is Addiction a Disability Under the ADAAA and State and Local Laws?”
Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):
- A National Center for Health Statistics survey found that in 2018 and 2019, more than an estimated 130 Americans died of opioid-related drug overdoses each day;
- A 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 10.3 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2018;
- A November 2018 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief found that 47,600 Americans died from overdosing in opioids; and
- In 2018, 2 million Americans had an opioid use disorder.