Know your rights as a patient
Many states provide explicit legal rights for patients, others have limited rights specifically for mental health, hospital, or elder care. Below is a list of the states both with and without state-mandated Patient Bill of Rights laws. Many of the protections include the right to "informed consent," meaning your physician may be legally required to present ALL available treatment options to you. As a patient, you have the legal right in most cases to have a say in your medical treatment plan. Many states give you the right to request, refuse and appeal treatments.
If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your alcohol use disorder or recovery status, please be aware that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled alcoholism is a disability. Therefore, it is protected by law under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
To file a discrimination complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/complaints/index.html
EEOC legal team: Blanket policy banning alcohol consumption during non-work time may violate ADA