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Overview

New York is home to nearly 1 million veterans from all generations who have served their country in time of peace and war.  Over the past two decades these men and women, once forgotten or overlooked and occasionally scorned, have begun to receive the honor and appreciation they have long deserved from a grateful nation. Yet, military service often bears a cost that can last a lifetime.  The physical demands the trauma of combat, the debilitating impact of PTSD or TBI, and the difficulty in readjusting to the civilian world have created a significant Substance Use Disorder (SUD) issue within the veteran population.

Services

To help to address this, OASAS has worked to develop and continues to support veteran-specific treatment programs which provide patient-centered care with trauma-informed environments. These unique programs recognize the values, core beliefs and culture of military service. OASAS is committed to supporting and fostering the development of expanded services for veterans; promoting the use of the effective treatment models and therapies within those services; and ensuring the ongoing clinical competence of its workforce in working with veterans.

Get Help

The following treatment providers have established programs that specialize in the treatment of veterans with substance use disorders. For a complete list of substance use treatment programs, consult the find addiction treatment dashboard

 

Ed Thompson Veterans Center

13015 89th Road

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

(718) 849-3582

 

Women Veterans Program

751 Briggs Highway

Ellenville, NY 12428

(845) 647-4592

 

43rd Street Veterans Program

327 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10043

(212) 333-5445
 

Veteran’s Outreach Center, Inc.

Otto House

290 Cypress Street

785-791 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 506-9060

1-866-906-VETS (8387)
 

Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling & Referral Agency, Inc. (FLACRA)

Cadence Square Safe Haven

400 Fort Hill Avenue

Building 14

Canandaigua, NY 14424

(585) 919-2440

 

Horizon Health, Inc.

Freedom Village

6331 Inducon Dr. East

Sanborn, NY 14132

(716) 250-1860

 

Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc.

4271 Hempstead Turnpike

Bethpage, NY 11716

(646) 599-0577

 

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center, Inc.

Col. C. David Merkel, MD Veterans Program

444 Kiwassa Lake Rd

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

(518) 891-8387

 

Outreach Project, Inc.

Community Residence

998 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY  11717

(631) 521-8400