NYS OASAS produces printed and recorded informational material available for download or streaming.

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 

Radio PSAs
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 Education

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. 

The flash drive includes a variety of resources


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.

Awareness Materials

Print Materials:


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 

Fact Sheets


Streaming Materials:

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.

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