Glossary of Terms

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
The New York State office that coordinates services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. OPWDD provides services directly and oversees a network of nonprofit service providing agencies.
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
The New York State office that oversees the addiction services system including nearly 1,600 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs.
Office of Mental Health (OMH)
The New York State office that operates psychiatric centers and regulates/oversees more than 4,500 programs across the state. These programs include inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, and residential and family care programs.
Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)
A federally regulated (overseen by SAMHSA), accredited, and certified program that provides treatment for opioid dependence.