KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: LEGAL GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS WITH OPIOID DEPENDENCE/SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
Resources developed by Cynthia Roy with the BPTA and through an NEA grant.
Americans with opioid dependence are moving to the margins of society as they lose their jobs or are unable to continue their education. This makes it extremely difficult to rehabilitate or remain rehabilitated. Below are resources for educators and students with opioid use disorder (or any substance use disorder/addiction), families, schools, and legal counsel outlining rights and protections in accordance with federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws. With the successful passage of NBI 51 at the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly, this resource has been distributed to schools and universities across the United States.