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Fighting for your life, shouldn't mean fighting with your insurance company too.
Millions of people who were once hopelessly addicted, are now happily in recovery.
Addiction is a chronic disease. Like any disease, it requires treatment.
Help is closer than you think. New York State works to make accessing and entering treatment easier.
The right treatment plan is individualized.
Treatment is never too far. Even if a treatment program is full, they can work with you to find an another facility that meets you needs.
Help is closer than you think.
If you are pregnant and seeking addiction treatment, you have options.
Millions of people are already in recovery.
New York State is committed to providing treatment to those who seek it, regardless of their ability to pay.
Know the Facts Campaign
Print Materials - View and download all the Know the Facts printed materials here.
Addiction is a Disease English | Spanish
Treatment is Available English | Spanish
Treatment that's Right for you English | Spanish
Addiction is Not Forever English | Spanish
Treatment is Never Far English | Spanish
Pregnant and in Treatment English | Spanish
Treatment and Pregnancy English | Spanish
Struggling to Pay for Treatment English | Spanish
Paying for Treatment English | Spanish
Millions are Happily in Recovery English | Spanish
Recovery Becomes a Way of Life English | Spanish
Know the Facts: We can help you. Even if a facility doesn’t have an opening today.
English | Spanish
Know the Facts: Treatment is available regardless of your ability to pay, and we can help you find care.
English | Spanish
Know the Facts: More than 23 million people are living in recovery, and you can too.
English | Spanish
Public Awareness and Educational Materials
NYS Office of Alcoholism worked collaboratively with the NYS Department of Health and the State Education Department to make materials available on a thumb drive for coaches, school nurses, and educators to help prevent and address substance use disorder. The materials can be used to have conversations, with students and in community forums.
Kitchen Table Toolkit
The Kitchen Table Toolkit was developed to assist parents, teachers, counselors and the community with guidance on how to initiate conversations about heroin and opioid abuse. The information in the toolkit may also be applicable for alcohol and other drugs. Videos and guidance documents were developed to assist with a community forum or a personal conversation.
Hidden Fentanyl Kills
The Hidden Fentanyl Kills campaign is a series of ads and information cards warning New Yorkers about the dangers of fentanyl. You can download the materials to share with loved ones, colleagues and community organizations.
The You Can Be The Difference Brochure series includes resources on prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Prevention 101: Information and tips to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. English | Spanish
Prevention – Experimenting: Information and tips if you suspect a young person is experimenting with alcohol and drugs. English | Spanish
Intervention: Information and tips to assist if you know a young person is using alcohol and drugs. English | Spanish
Recovery: Information and tips to support someone in recovery. English | Spanish
Prescription Drugs and Over the Counter Medication: General information and warning signs. English | Spanish
Safeguarding your Medicine Cabinet: A resources to help you track the medications inside your home. English | Spanish
- Facts on Heroin and Prescription Opioids (English) (1067) | Spanish (1068) | Russian (12004)
- Important Information for Parents (English) (1037) | Spanish (1038) | Russian (12002)
- Fact Sheet for Students (English) (1072) | Spanish (1073) | Russian (12005)
- Synthetic Cannabinoids Fact Sheet (English | Spanish)
- Medicine Cabinet Safety (English) (1004) | Spanish (1005) | Russian (12001)
- Medicine Cabinet Inventory (English) (1022) | Spanish (12006) | Russian (12007)
- Prescription Safety (English) (1047) | Spanish (1048) | Russian (12003)
- Important Information About Controlled Substance Prescription Medications
English (12022) | Spanish (12024) | Russian (12023)
- Pregnancy and Treatment (English)
11x17 | 8.5x11 | Palm Card
- Pregnancy and Treatment (Spanish)
11x17 | 8.5x11 | Palm Card
- You Don't Have to be Alone Poster 8.5x11
- You Don't Have to be Alone Poster 8.5x11 (Chinese)
- You Don't Have to be Alone Poster 8.5x11 (Spanish)
- You Don't Have to be Alone Poster 11x17 (Chinese)
- You Don't Have to be Alone - Circle - Poster 8.5x11
- You Don't Have to be Alone - Methadone - Poster 8.5.11
- You Don't Have to be Alone - Methadone - Poster 8.5x11 (Chinese)
- You Don't Have to be Alone - Methadone - Poster 11x17 (Chinese)
- Dangerous and Illegal - Synthetics
- Fake Pot is no Joke - Synthetics - Poster 11X17
- Synthetics can Kill
- #Over 900 Print (English)
- #Over 900 Print (English/Spanish)
- #CombatAddiction Print 1 (English)
- #CombatAddiction Print 2 (English)
- Combat Heroin Poster
- Reversing the Stigma Poster
8x11 | 12x18 | 24x36
Reversing the Stigma
Reversing the Stigma is a 60-minute original documentary that highlights the work done by New York State to combat addiction. The film, narrated by acclaimed television journalist Laurie Dhue, profiles multiple people in various stages of recovery, who share their stories and experiences.
Nueva Esperanza Nueva Vida
Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Vida con OASAS is a Spanish-language informational television series produced by OASAS. Each 30-minute episode features real New Yorkers speaking to their unique experiences with addiction, treatment, and/or recovery services. #NENV is in it's second season and premieres on Univision and Telemundo. Episode topics range from resources for individuals and families to policies and programs developed to help the community. Join the conversation. Send us your thoughts after each episode by tweeting @NYSOASAS and #NENV.
- Season 2
Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Vida año 2 is airing now! Subscribe to OASAS on YouTube to get notified of new episodes.
- Season 1
Catch up on the whole first season of Nueva Esperanza, Nueva Vida.
Video Public Service Announcements:
- We Can't Lose Anyone Else
- We Can't Lose Anyone Else: Providing help regardless of your ability to pay
- We Can't Lose Anyone Else: Counseling, treatment programs, and medication can help
- No podemos perder a nadie más (Spanish)
- You Can be the Difference featuring Erik Coleman
- You Don't Have to be Alone
You Don't Have to be Alone (Spanish)
- Synthetic Cannabinoids
- The Conversation (English)
The Conversation (Spanish)
- No Address (English)
No Address (Spanish)
- New Season (English)
- Faces of Addiction/Faces of Hope (English)
Faces of Addiction/Faces of Hope (Spanish)
- Don't let addiction sideline your dreams
- Cortney - It can happen to anyone
- Linda - Don't think it can't happen to you
- Susan - He was good looking, he was smart, he didn't want to be a drug addic
- Tatiana - My addiction took me to very dark places
Radio Public Service Announcements
- Know the Facts: We can help you. Even if a facility doesn’t have an opening today. English | Spanish
- Know the Facts: Treatment is available regardless of your ability to pay, and we can help you find care. English | Spanish
- Know the Facts: More than 23 million people are living in recovery, and you can too. English | Spanish
- You Don't Have To Be Alone (Man in Recovery)
- You Don't Have To Be Alone (Man in Recovery) - Spanish
- #CombatAddiction radio spot (English)
- #CombatAddiction radio spot (Spanish)
- #Over 900 Treatment and Support Programs across NYS (English)
- #Over 900 Treatment and Support Programs across NYS (Spanish)
- Beware of False Promises (English)
- Beware of False Promises (Spanish)
The information and tools on the websites can help you and your community better understand heroin and opioid abuse and misuse.
- Information for First Responders
- Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Information
- National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- NIDA for Teens
- NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS)
- NYS Department of Health (DOH)
- NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
- Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)