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Employment and Medication

Q: I am currently taking Suboxone for my opioid use disorder. This is prescribed as part of my treatment program. Can a potential employer refuse to hire me because of my current medication?

A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recognizes addiction as a disability as it has the potential to significantly impair one or more major life functions. If a person is not currently using illegal drugs or abusing prescribed medication, then prescribed Suboxone for treatment cannot be considered as a reason to refuse to hire a person.


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