- Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council
- Outcomes Dashboard Posted March 2013
- How OASAS is Organized
- OASAS Statewide Comprehensive Plan
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To improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery
A future where New York State is alcohol safe and free from chemical dependence and compulsive gambling.
The New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with more than 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS treatment programs assist about 100,000 people on any given day and more than 240,000 individuals every year.
- Provides accessible, cost-effective quality services
- Strengthens communities, schools and families through prevention
- Improves lives through treatment
- Meets individual needs through specialized services
- Fosters partnerships for improved services
- Links programs with research to improve results
- Plans for the future to improve and strengthen prevention and treatment
- Promotes a productive, well-trained workforce
- Provides hope for happier, productive lives
OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to 10,000 persons per year. In addition, the Office licenses and supervises nearly 1,000 local chemical dependence treatment programs. The agency inspects and monitors these programs to guarantee quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards.
The Office also monitors gambling and substance use and abuse trends in the state; provides a comprehensive education and prevention program through more than 200 school- and community-based providers; promotes public awareness and citizen involvement through community action groups; pursues state, federal and private sources of funding for services; links clients served by other agencies and within the criminal justice system to addiction services; provides education and training for persons dealing with clients; and administers the credentialing of alcoholism and substance abuse counselors as well as prevention practitioners and prevention specialists.
OASAS is the single designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services.
The OASAS 2013 Outcomes Dashboard identifies the agency's five core destinations and the twelve key metrics used to measure progress. The Dashboard serves as a roadmap to maintain mission focus and address the prevention, treatment and recovery needs of New Yorkers. It is part of an ongoing effort to integrate outcomes management into the operations of the agency and the addictions field.
- OASAS 2012 Outcomes Dashboard
- OASAS 2011 Dashboard Results
- OASAS 2011 Outcomes Dashboard
- OASAS 2010 Dashboard Results
- OASAS 2010 Dashboard
- OASAS 2009 Dashboard
- The Executive Office
- Commissioner, Arlene González-Sánchez
- Executive Deputy Commissioner - Sean M. Byrne
- Division of Prevention, Housing and Management Services
Acting Associate Commissioner - Mary Ann DiChristopher, LCSW-R, CASAC Counselor Emeritus
- Division of Treatment and Practice Innovation
Associate Commissioner - Steve Hanson
- Division of Outcome Management and System Information
Acting Associate Commissioner - William F. Hogan
- Division of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Associate Commissioner - Charles W. Monson
- Division of Fiscal Administration
Director of Financial Administration - P. David Sawicki
- Office of the Medical Director
Medical Director - Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, FASAM
Director of Health Initiatives - Peggy Bonneau
- Office of Counsel and Internal Controls
Chief Counsel - Robert A. Kent
- Office of Public Information and Communications
Director - Jannette M. Rondó
- Office of NYC Operations, Affirmative Action and Bureau of Statewide Field Operations
Director - Manuel Mosquera
- Office of Government Affairs and Grants Management
Director of Government Affairs - Patricia Zuber-Wilson