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Current users of illegal drugs (including illegal use of prescription drugs) and alcohol are not covered by the ADA, and drug and alcohol tests are not subject to the ADA restrictions on medical exams. However, the ADA protects recovering addicts from discrimination on the basis of their status as an addict, and a reasonable accommodation for an addict may include time off for treatment. However, recovering alcoholics and drug addicts may be held to the same standards of conduct in the workplace as any other employees.