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NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports (OASAS) HOPEline Services for help and hope 24/7, call 1-877-8-HOPENY (467369) or text HOPENY (467369). Toll-free and confidential. The HOPEline provides callers with access to bilingual staff to provide services in English and Spanish (as well as Bengali, Traditional Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean, and Russian). Staff also have access to real-time interpreter services to meet the needs of callers who speak any of 170+ other languages.

COAST Network (funded by OASAS) and coordinated by Capital Behavioral Health Network (CBHN) is connected to substance use organizations across 8 counties in the Capital Region. They provide connections to specialists via referral and supportive service navigation to local treatment, prevention, peer, and social care services for every caller. Call 1-866-930-499 24/7.

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Media Resources - 988 Suicide & Crisis LifelineMember Spotlight: The Trevor Project - National Health Council

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face and are available for support 24/7.

Wellspring provides services to people in our community affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Wellspring advocates are available to those that need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year via our hotline, 518-584-8188. 

CDPHP meCDPHP logombers have access to licensed mental health professionals who can offer emotional support, crisis de-escalation, and assistance in connecting with providers and resources, free of charge. Call 1-888-320-9584 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need help afterhours, or if this is an emergency, simply call the number above and press “1”.


Recovery & Outreach Center (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Healing Springs Recovery & Outreach Center 

FREE:Healing Springs Provides Continued Support to Individuals in Recovery -  RISE Housing and Support Services

  • Support from peers.
  • Sober social and recreational activities.
  • Support to cope with addiction in the family.
  • Education about substance use disorders and recovery.
  • Tools to navigate insurance and treatment services.

Grief Support (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) - Saratoga ChapterGRASP

GRASP provides resources for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to substance use. The Saratoga Chapter offers in-person grief recovery meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Please use the link above to contact the Saratoga GRASP for meeting details and addition resources.

Outreach & Engagement Services - Recovery Housing (Saratoga Springs, NY)

RISE - Healthy Housing and Support Services logoRISE can provide support services to adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses needing the support necessary to live independently while maintaining their recovery.

Outreach and Engagement Services (OES) is a pilot program under the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) that focuses on providing street-level outreach and engagement services to populations who typically have difficulty accessing treatment. The team aims to provide education, collaboration, and easy access to resources that empower individuals to make informed choices while transitioning through their recovery process.

Shelters of Saratoga canShelters of Saratoga help you navigate the resources needed to get back on your feet and into stable housing. This is a drug and alcohol-free facility.

Additional information about Homelessness, Low-Income, and Crisis Assistance Resources

Addiction Medicine @ Saratoga Community Health Center

SARATOGA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER - Updated April 2024 - 24 Hamilton St,  Saratoga Springs, New York - Family Practice - Phone Number - Yelp

The Addiction Medicine Program at Saratoga Community Health Center takes a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to helping patients and families cope with opioid, alcohol, and benzodiazepine addiction.

They provide healthcare to patients regardless of income and offers financial assistance and bill on a sliding scale, based on your ability to pay. Walk-in hours at 7:30 AM on Thursdays & Fridays or call 518-886-5600 to make an appointment.

Saratoga County Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

The mission of Saratoga County Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services is to provide outpatient mental health and alcohol/drug treatment services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of persons suffering from mental illness and/or alcohol/drug problems, their families, and the community. 

Access the Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resource Guide for a directory of mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs and services for residents of Saratoga County, New York.

Backstretch Employee Services Team (BEST)

GATP for August: Backstretch Employee Service Team | UU Congregation of  Saratoga SpringsBEST is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing health and wellness services to the backstretch workers at thoroughbred racetracks across NY. They provide both preventative and responsive healthcare to the backstretch workers of Saratoga, including addiction recovery.

Online Health Literacy Resources - Substance Use


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How to access FREE Harm Prevention

Naxolone (Narcan) Instructions

  • The Prevention Council offers free Narcan training for all community members regardless of level of understanding/knowledge about opioid overdose at the Healing Springs Recovery Center.

  • The Saratoga County Department of Health regularly holds Narcan distribution events throughout the county. Participants are trained in how to recognize an opioid overdose and administer nasal Narcan. Check their event calendar for more information.

  • Saratoga County Department of Health NaloxBox Program serves as a public emergency intervention tool designed to house multiple, free, prepackaged doses of nasal naloxone spray to improve the capacity of bystanders in order to save the lives of those experiencing an opioid overdose. The contents of the boxes are free and open to the public. Available at SSPL on second Floor, outside of restrooms and in Read to Recovery collection.

  • NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports (OASAS) website form to order free Naloxone through

  • The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has an important pharmacy benefit for all New Yorkers who have prescription coverage through their health insurance plans: the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)

  • NEXT Distro is an online and mail-based harm reduction service designed to reduce opioid overdose death, prevent injection-related disease transmission, and improve the lives of people who use drugs.

Fentanyl and Xylazine Test Strip Instructions

Never Use Alone

Never Use Alone is a toll-free national overdose prevention, detection, life-saving crisis response and medical intervention services for people who use drugs while alone. Never Use Alone’s peer operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No stigma. No judgment. Just love!

Drug Disposal

  • The Prevention Council provides free Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System kits.

  • Drug Disposal: Drug Take Back Locations are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and nonprescription medicines.

  • Saratoga Hospital has a drug take-back as well as a household sharps collection receptacle available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for any member of the public.

Syringe Exchange Services

Project Safe Point provides this service as a way to meet the health needs of those who inject drugs, who may be at-risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, and a host of other blood-borne infections as a result of injection use.

Alliance for Positive Health provides syringe exchange, overdose prevention, education, and access to care.

Quit Smoking & Vaping

  • NYS Smokers' Quitline offers the tools and free medications for New Yorkers seeking help to quit smoking cigarettes or vaping.
  • Truth Initiative gives young people the facts about smoking, vaping, nicotine and the tobacco industry, engage individuals and groups to make change in their communities, innovate ways to end nicotine addiction and join forces with collaborators committed to a future where tobacco and nicotine addiction are a thing of the past.

Gun Safety

Project Childsafe is a nationwide program that helps ensure safe and responsible firearm ownership and storage. Firearm locks are available at the Saratoga Springs Police Department and can help prevent the risk of suicide or harm to others.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about evidence-based strategies for preventing opioid overdose

LGBTQ+ Resources who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioral health issues. Source.


  • Alliance for Positive Health - Combatting HIV and its related epidemics of sexually transmitted infection, opioid addiction, and mental health crises born out of poverty, stigma, and injustice.
  • American Addiction Centers (AAC) can help locate LGBTQ+ addiction treatment centers. 
  • Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
  • The LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory is a free, searchable database of doctors, medical professionals and healthcare providers who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the unique health needs of LGBTQ+ people in the United States and Canada. 
  • Live Another Day hopes to provide helpful resources that can help educate, inform, and advocate the fact that recovery is possible, no matter your problem.
  • The Partnership to End Addiction - Learn more about the increased health risks of the LGBTQ+ community and how to be a stronger ally.
  • Pride Center of the Capital Region and Saratoga Pride offer comprehensive lists of LGBTQ+ friendly health and wellness care locally.
  • Saratoga Hospital (HEI endorsed) has an addiction medicine program at the Community Health Center and provides healthcare for patients regardless of income.
  • Virtual AA Intergroup and AA Capital District Central Office provide search options for LGBTQ+ friendly recovery meetings

Problem Gambling

  • National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-GAMBLER) is operated by the National Council on Problem Gambling. 

  • New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and disordered gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by problem gambling

  • Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center

  • NYRA Bets is committed to promoting responsible wagering by its account holders. Individuals may choose to exclude themselves from establishing an account with NYRA Bets or participating in further wagering with NYRA Bets by making a request for self-exclusion. 

Eating Disorder Recovery

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)ANAD logo
ANAD is the leading nonprofit in the U.S. that provides free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. Helpline 1-888-375-7767

Focused Eating Disorder Support Groups specific to LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Caregivers, Older Adults, Teens & Young Adults (24 and younger), Siblings (15+), People in Larger Bodies, Men, Caregivers, and Binge Eating Disorders.