The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which serve around 8,000 persons per year. OASAS is the single designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services. Our mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Our vision is a future where New York State is alcohol-safe and free from chemical dependence and compulsive gambling.
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 strict compliance with New York State regulations.
We administer credentials for alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, problem gambling counselors, prevention practitioners, and prevention specialists.