OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year.
OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which serve around 8,000 persons per year. The agency inspects and monitors the over 900 chemical dependence treatment programs to guarantee quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards.
OASAS is the single designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services.
- Provides accessible, cost-effective quality services;
- Strengthens communities, schools and families through prevention;
- Improves lives through treatment;
- Meets individual needs through specialized services;
- Fosters partnerships for improved services;
- Links programs with research to improve results;
- Plans for the future to improve and strengthen prevention and treatment;
- Promotes a productive, well-trained workforce;
- And provides hope for happier, productive lives.
The Office also monitors gambling and substance use and abuse trends in the state,
- Provides a comprehensive education and prevention program through approximately 160 school- and community-based providers;
- Promotes public awareness and citizen involvement through community action groups;
- Pursues state, federal and private sources of funding for services;
- Links clients served by other agencies and within the criminal justice system to addiction services;
- Provides education and training for persons dealing with clients;
- And administers the credentialing of alcoholism and substance abuse counselors as well as problem gambling counselors, prevention practitioners, and prevention specialists.