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Recovery is Possible

Wherever you are in your recovery process, OASAS has information, resources and supports to help you on your journey.
30 in 30 Project
Recovery Stories
We're elevating voices of those in recovery to help inform, inspire, and motivate anyone contemplating recovery. Participants share first-hand experiences about finding recovery their way, as well as the information, resources, and support they have learned on their journey to becoming healthier.

Resources Family and Loved Ones

Recovery Friendly Workplace Tax Credit
Removing the Stigma of Addiction from the Workplace

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

Peer Advocacy

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CPRA)
A Career in Public Health & Advocacy

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.


Regional Support Services
Expanding Access to Peer & Recovery Support

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.


Stable Housing and Employment Support Recovery

We fund permanent supportive housing providers in several counties across New York State to assist individuals/families affected by addiction to locate and maintain permanent housing by providing rental subsidies. Housing providers also assist in vocational training and employment counseling to help individuals in recovery lead self sufficient lives.
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