Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office of

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Agency Web Site: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Budget Highlights

The 2014-15 Executive Budget recommends nearly $579 million in All Funds appropriations ($432 million State Operating Funds; $147 million Other Funds), which represents a net decrease of $94 million from 2013-14 appropriations. The annual change is primarily due to the elimination of excess capital projects appropriations. The Executive Budget also recommends a total workforce of 762 full time equivalent employees (FTE), representing a decline of 2 FTEs from 2013-14 due to the transfer of 2 FTEs to the Business Services Center.

OASAS provides a full array of services to a large and culturally diverse population of approximately 245,000 unique individuals each year. In addition, over 414,000 youth receive recurring prevention services annually. Treatment services are provided in inpatient, outpatient and residential settings. New York State's service continuum also includes school and community-based prevention services, as well as intervention, support, crisis, problem gambling and recovery services.

The Executive Budget supports OASAS's movement to a more coordinated system of care that addresses the behavioral and physical health care needs of individuals with substance use disorders. The Budget continues to support programs to better serve individuals with dependencies on alcohol and chemical substances or problem gambling issues in non-profit provider programs and includes funding to support community and treatment opportunities, including supportive housing units in New York City for homeless families with members suffering from a chemical dependency. The Executive Budget also defers the planned 2.0 percent annual human services COLA and maintains existing rates for other programs.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Briefing Book – Mental Hygiene (PDF)

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 117,866,000 115,279,000 (2,587,000) 3,946,000
Aid To Localities 457,696,000 457,496,000 (200,000) 175,088,000
Capital Projects 97,606,000 6,000,000 (91,606,000) 553,137,000
Total 673,168,000 578,775,000 (94,393,000) 732,171,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Executive Direction
Special Revenue Funds - Other 300 300 0
Institutional Services
Special Revenue Funds - Other 462 462 0
Total 762 762 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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