What Does OASAS Stand For?


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OASAS stands for Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services. It is based in New York State and oversees one of the United States' largest addiction services systems.

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OASAS oversees approximately 1,600 different addiction services across the nation. These services provide prevention counseling, actual addiction treatment and various recovery programs. OASAS ends up helping around 100,000 people daily. Twelve in-state addiction treatment facilities are located in New York that treat approximately 8,000 people as in-patients annually. The organization oversees around 1,000 treatment centers in New York State, ensuring compliance with national and state standards. OASAS provides a 24-hour hotline assistance for addiction problems.

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