Author: NAMA Recovery

Nominations Open for the 2022 Richard Lane/Robert Holden Advocacy Award!

Richard Lane was a long-term heroin user who, upon release from prison in 1967, was instrumental in establishing one of the Nation’s first opioid treatment programs. In 1974, he became the Executive Director of Man Alive and later served as Vice President of the American Methadone Treatment Association (now AATOD) and as Vice Chairman of…
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DOJ publishes guidance on Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The opioid crisis poses an extraordinary challenge to communities throughout our country. The Department of Justice (the Department) has responded with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment. This includes enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) who are not engaging in…
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Justice Department Finds that Indiana State Nursing Board Discriminates Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 25, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Justice Department found that the Indiana State Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting nurses who take medication to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) from participating in the Indiana State Nursing Assistance Program. The program assists in…
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Paul Edward Bowman (1963-2021)

NAMA Recovery is saddened to report the passing of a long-standing member of our Board of Directors. Paul Edward Bowman, Jr, 58, passed away on November 22, 2021. Paul was born in Boston, MA and lived most of his life in Quincy, MA. Paul served Massachusetts residents for over 25 years working for the Massachusetts…
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