Family Medical Leave Act

Family Medical Leave Act

FMLA Information (Family Medical Leave Act)

Exercising your rights can save your life and may secure your jobthe-family-medical-leave-act

We have extracted specific provisions from the FMLA to help you understand what the parameters are for a medical leave, what you have to provide, and some of the employer’s related requirements. Since addiction is a progressive disease that affects the brain as well as the body, it is considered a serious chronic illness. You may be able to utilize the FMLA information to request time off of work to get treatment for addiction.

This guide explores some of the rules governing the use of FMLA as well as FMLA information for employees about treatment. Some of these topics are:

  • Why may people hesitate to get addiction treatment?
  • What is FMLA?
  • Leave Entitlement
  • Is Addiction Considered a Serious Health Condition?
  • Certification
  • Other FMLA Information like Coverage and Eligibility
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Pre-Existing Stigma About Substance Abuse in Employment
  • Helping to Off Set the Cost of Treatment: Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance


Call Recovery Connection to speak with one of our addiction specialists. If you have been at your job for over 12 months, you may be entitled to utilize the Family Medical Leave Act to access treatment while securing your job.Our representatives can answer questions about what to expect while in treatment, what services are available, and how we can help you protect your job while your on leave.