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The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced the opening of the “All Ways to Recovery” Recovery Center and MHAB Life Skills Campus in Plattsburgh. The recovery center is operated by the Champlain Valley Family Center and will provide free support and services for people who are in recovery from a substance use disorder and their families. The Life Skills Campus is operated by MHAB and offers supervised transitional housing for people in recovery. The center is funded in part with more than $418,000 in federal funding through the State Opioid Response grant, while the Life Skills Campus received $252,000 through the same grant.

OASAS also announced the launch of the Recovery Tax Credit Program, a tax incentive for employers who hire individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Eligible employers will be able to access $2 million in tax credits, up to $2,000 per eligible employee, for the 2020 tax year. The All Ways to Recovery Center will offer a wide range of recovery supports, including peer-to-peer recovery services, skill building and recovery enhancement workshops, and recreational activities. The facility will also offer naloxone trainings, as part of its ongoing educational work to prevent overdoses.

The life skills campus will serve as a transitional housing facility for individuals in recovery. It will offer secure, supportive housing and life skills training, as well as orientation and connections to community services. Services offered include self-help meetings, linkages to educational services, a fitness center, and training in the addiction and mental health fields. Recovery centers are part of the approach to addressing addiction in New York State. They promote long-term recovery by providing professional staff, peers, and volunteers to engage and support people in their recovery.

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. The chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year. The mission is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

This was reported by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services on July 24, 2019. 

Contact information: Communications Bureau, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, 501 7th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10018; 518-457-8299; Email: communications@oasas.ny.gov; Website: www.oasas.ny.gov 


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