Peer-based Recovery Centers and Clubhouses offer non-clinical, drug-free environments for recreation, skill-building, and recovery supports in the form of emotional, informational, instrumental (concrete) support and positive affiliation.
Health/wellness strategies, and medications improve recovery outcomes.
Resources Family and Loved Ones
Peer Engagement Specialists and Family Navigators help individuals/families understand addiction and help to begin the healing process.
Support comes in many forms. Many find it helpful to join a self-help or support group for those impacted by a loved ones' addiction.
First of its kind program promotes the hiring of people in recovery, aims to remove stigma of addiction from the job market and workplace.
Eligible employers can apply to receive up to $2,000 of tax credit per eligible employee hired in the current tax year, and/or the year immediately prior to that.
Applications are due January 15 of the year immediately following the year for which the tax credit is being claimed.
Recovery at Work
Individuals in recovery who hold a high school diploma may pursue a career as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
50 hours of training on a variety of topics and 500 hours of work experience in peer recovery, paid or unpaid.
Apply for certification and register for the Peer Recovery exam. Certification is issued upon passing the exam.
Many OASAS providers offer expanded services that build on traditional prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. Locally-based services address the needs of specific counties and regions and offer additional support to individuals, families, and communities, affected by addiction.
- Prevention Resource Centers work with schools and community coalitions statewide to implement and strengthen evidence-based prevention strategies.
- 24/7 Open Access Centers and Centers of Treatment Innovation increase access to assessments, referrals, and familial support.
- Peer Engagement Specialists and Family Navigators help individuals and families understand addiction and navigate treatment and insurance systems.
- Clubhouses provide non-clinical, drug-free environments for recreation and skill-building.
- Recovery Centers offer non-clinical recovery supports in the form of emotional, informational, instrumental (concrete) support and positive affiliation.
- Housing Providers help homeless or at-risk families with a history of substance use disorder obtain stable housing and employment, which promotes recovery.
- Regional Addiction Resource Centers, in collaboration with local prevention programs, increase community education about addiction connect New Yorkers to appropriate services.
- Problem Gambling Resource Centers are hubs that provide education and information to communities and connect New Yorkers to prevention and treatment services.