In New York, addiction treatment is completely individualized. OASAS-certified programs practice person-centered care—treating the whole person, rather than the disease of addiction or its symptoms. We certify addiction treatment programs at various levels of care from outpatient counseling services to residential/bedded care. Programs and counselors work with individuals living with addiction to identify the best course of treatment to fit individual life and recovery goals and offer support to their loved ones. Specialty services for specific populations including youth and young adults, pregnant persons, criminal justice-involved individuals, and the LGBTQ+ community are available and expanding statewide to better meet the needs of all New Yorkers. We directly operate 12 Addiction Treatment Centers and oversee 1,700 addiction treatment programs. Expanded regional programming including Centers of Treatment Innovation (COTIs), Open Access Centers and Regional Addiction Resource Centers increase access to referrals and care and meet individuals wherever they are in their recovery journey.
If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, drugs or gambling but you're not sure, talk to your doctor. You can also call the 24/7 HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY for referrals to assessment services in your area.
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.
- Peer Engagement Specialists and Family Support Navigators help individuals and families understand addiction and navigate treatment and insurance systems.
- 24/7 Open Access Centers and Centers of Treatment Innovation increase access to assessments, referrals, and familial support.
- Problem Gambling Resource Centers are hubs that provide education and information to communities and connect New Yorkers to prevention and treatment services.
- Prevention Resource Centers work with schools and community coalitions statewide to implement and strengthen evidence-based prevention strategies.
- 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 are regional hubs that connect NYers to appropriate services and work to increase community education and raise awareness about addiction.
- Youth Clubhouses provide non-clinical, drug-free environments for recreation and skill-building.