New Hope, New Life

Program logo and host Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez

New Episode: Addiction Services During COVID-19

Video series helping New Yorkers understand the nature of alcohol and drug addiction and where to find help.
New Hope, New Life
Helping New Yorkers Understand Addiction
New Life, New Hope

New Hope, New Life is a new weekly educational program brought to you by OASAS. The 30-minute discussion-format series helps New Yorkers understand alcohol and drug addiction as a disease and highlights where to help and services can be found. Topics include new innovative treatment services, the stigma of addiction, and the treatment options that are available. New Hope, New Life with OASAS is modeled after the successful “Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Vida con OASAS” program, which airs in Spanish on Telemundo and Univision. Check your local listings for air times. 

Season 1 Episodes

There are no visible warning signs of gambling addiction and yet the effects on family and finances can be devastating. However, there are services and supports that can help.

Prevention begins with a conversation. Learn about the importance of talking about alcohol and other drugs at every age.

Substance-dependent Individuals who are facing incarceration or recently released from prison have options. Learn about alternatives to incarceration and programs that can help people on the road to recovery. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and OASAS recommended medications for the treatment of addiction. When paired with counseling, as appropriate, these medications help support treatment and recovery.

New innovative program models including Centers of Treatment Innovation (COTIs), are designed to reach people more easily and provide treatment and support.

Just 3 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, compared to 30 milligrams of heroin. Fentanyl has been found mixed in with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other drugs, often without the knowledge of the drug dealer or user. Individuals who have been exposed to fentanyl are at an increased risk of overdose and even death.