Is alcoholism a disability or lack of willpower?

Answer On One Hand: It's a Lack of WillpowerThere is no recognized medical treatment for alcoholism, except for a moderation of one's intake of alcohol or abstinence. Both of these treatments proceed only... Read More »

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Is alcoholism a disability or a lack of will power?

On One Hand: It's A DisabilityAlcohol abuse and addiction are recognized as illnesses within most standard medical manuals, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV. The 1990 American Wit... Read More »

Is alcoholism considered a disability?

On One Hand: Yes, It's a Recognized DisabilityAccording to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Americans With Disabilities Act specifically describes abuse of and dependence... Read More »

How long can you collect disability for alcoholism?

Not specifically for a long term disability, but you can collect if you have a terminal illness.

Is alcoholism considered a disability in New York state?

According to the New York State Division of Human Rights, alcoholism qualifies as a disability in the state. Alcohol abuse may also qualify, but the state will have to look at the particulars of ea... Read More »