Implications in the Inclusion of Substance Abusers as Handicapped Individuals in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Mel Phillips


Before getting into the substance of this paper, which will be possible strategies and tactics for utilizing Section 504, the following explanation of Section 504 is necessary for those not totally familiar with it.


Substance Abuser Substance Abuse Treatment Legal Action Vocational Rehabilitation Handicapped Person 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mel Phillips
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  1. 1.Nevada State Bureau of Alcohol and Drug AbuseUSA

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