Addiction: The Next Step Podcast

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“Addiction: The Next Step” is a weekly podcast hosted by former broadcast journalists to highlight addiction and harm reduction services available in New York. We'll discuss all things prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery, and highlight the importance of specialized services. Expert guests will include providers, persons with lived experience, peers and those familiar with the system of care here in New York State.

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ASAP can mean different things to different people. For some, it means "as soon as possible." For others, it may mean "always striving for excellence." In the context of the annual ASAP conference, ASAP stands for "Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers" of New York State. OASAS Commissioner Dr. Chinazo Cunningham and ASAP Executive Director John Coppola join us for a special episode of "Addiction: The Next Step."

13:21 min


Associate Commissioner for Harm Reduction Mary Brewster joins us. We talk about the history of harm reduction, the different harm reduction strategies, and the evidence for its effectiveness.

21:29 mins



Associate Commissioner for the Division of Prevention Pat Zuber-Wilson joins us. We're talking about the importance of staying informed about prevention strategies and making healthy choices.

22:10 mins

First up! Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham joins our first episode to provide an introduction to OASAS, our mission and the future of the addiction services system in New York State.

24:48 mins