According to the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, “A Recovery Community & Outreach Center provides a community-based, non-clinical setting that is safe, welcoming and alcohol/drug-free for any member of the community. Each recovery center responds to the local area’s specific needs related to obtaining substance abuse treatment services and addiction recovery supports. The centers promote long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, wellness education, employment readiness, civic restoration opportunities, and other social activities. Services are accessible not only during daytime hours, but also during evening and weekends, to meet the needs of individuals and families who may be in need of assistance at varying hours.

Recovery center staff provide assistance to individuals and families to help them navigate the addiction treatment system and secure insurance coverage for various levels of addiction treatment. The centers also provide an opportunity for individuals and families to connect with peers who are going through similar challenges so that they can benefit from shared experiences and commitment to common goals for recovery. Access to peer advocates, recovery coaches, and addiction peer specialists through these recovery centers help to further enhance the recovery process.”

Recovery Community & Outreach Centers in New York State

Looking for an RCOC in your community? Here’s where you’ll find a list of those already up and running. With the promise of additional RCOCs on the horizon, we’ll update this list as new centers open.