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Recovery Tax Credit

First of its kind program promotes the hiring of people in recovery, aims to remove stigma of addiction from the job market.
Understanding Recovery
Individuals in Recovery

Wherever you are in your recovery process, OASAS has information, resources and supports to help you on your journey.

Family and Loved Ones

Addiction affects the entire household. Treatment and recovery support help to begin the healing process.

Recovery at Work

Peer Advocacy

Become a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

Individuals in recovery who hold a high school diploma may pursue a career as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.


46 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.


Permanent Supportive
Stable housing and employment support long-term recovery. OASAS funds 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.

If you are homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness, contact your local Department of Social Services (DSS) or the New York City Human Resources Administration if you reside in the five boroughs.