The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest Substance Use Disorder systems of care with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 680,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers where our doctors, nurses, and clinical staff provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year. OASAS is the single designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services.
The mission of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is to provide, support, and oversee a data-driven continuum of addiction services delivered with equity, dignity, compassion, and respect.
OASAS envisions that people in New York impacted by addiction will thrive and lead healthy lives.
We directly operate 12 Addiction Treatment Centers to help New Yorkers living with alcohol and/or chemical dependencies, or compulsive gambling disorder.
We certify and monitor a network of prevention, treatment and recovery providers to ensure the approximately 1,700 programs operate in strict compliance with New York State regulations.
We administer credentials for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors, Problem Gambling Counselors, and Prevention Practitioners and Specialists and provide training to promote professional and workforce development.