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Help is Available Remotely

We've expanded access to remote addiction services to keep individuals and communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency.
Public Health
COVID-19 News
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York State is here to provide resources, guidance, and support for individuals, families, and providers who are navigating the pandemic. While practicing social distancing to flatten the curve and save lives, OASAS reminds New Yorkers to stay connected with their recovery supports and with each other. Our latest public awareness campaign #VirtualHighFive to Save Lives, promotes positive messages from real New Yorkers committed to staying connected virtually. Share your #VirtualHighFive with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Recent Actions

The first program of its kind in the nation helps to rid the workplace of the stigma surrounding addiction and increase employment opportunities for New Yorkers in recovery. All eligible employers can apply to receive up to $2,000 of tax credit per eligible employee for the 2020 tax year.

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports
Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner

Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW, was appointed Commissioner of the then New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 3, 2011. Commissioner González-Sánchez has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of behavioral health services administration, health policy development, and medical research. Under the Commissioner’s leadership, OASAS works to realize her vision for transforming the current system of care for individuals with substance use disorders into a comprehensive, patient-centered and family-focused system.
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Procurement Opportunities
Search our list of available funding opportunities for not-for-profit organizations, local governmental units, and other businesses to support a comprehensive system of addiction services.