Family Support,
Assessment &
on demand,

  • Walk in and get connected with services no appointment necessary
  • Referral & Assessment to all levels of care
  • Individual & Group Counseling
    Peer Individuals and Group Sessions
  • Grieving Peer Run Groups
    Trainings for Families on Addiction
  • Family Intervention Services
  • Peer Run Sibling Groups
  • Specialize Groups
    — Criminal Thinking, Relapse
    Prevention, Anger Management and how to live without Drugs & Alcohol
  • Court Liaison for Individuals who need assistance
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Monthly Overdose Trainings
  • Insurance assistance
  • Life Skills
  • Food and Clothing available for our clients

And Many More Services provided...

CASAC Training, Impaired Driver Program
(IDP/DDP) MADD Victim Impact Panel


The largest Recovery Coach Training Provider in New York:

Recovery Coach Training

Peer Advocate Training

​A Recovering Community  www.ChristophersReason.org
Christopher's Reason is a DBA of The Resource Training & Counseling Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) which supports the professionalism of the field of chemical dependency through providing the highest quality training, counseling & recovery living.
We have a peer run agency in our “Recovery Living Room” and professional counselors in our counseling division. We are a helping hand to ALL no matter what age. You can stop by, play pool, watch a movie, go to a 12-step meeting and just hang out. We are a non-judgment facility and will welcome all who drop by. You are important to us!

  • ​Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor Training (CASAC) Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:00-10:00 pm complete in 11 months. ACCESS accepted, Veterans welcome, 1199 tuition reimbursement, Self Pay, Open enrollment
  • Recovery Coach & Peer Advocate Training
  • Impaired Driver Program (DMV)
  • Community on-site Counseling


Call for schedules

-Family Groups

-Family Education on Addiction

Call for more information 718.605.1989 or Email: MomsReason@ChristophersReason.org www.ChristophersReason.org


We deliver the 350-hours of chemical

dependency education as required by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS), to become a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). We also offer individual classes for those who are re-credentialing.
Part-time students are welcome.

If you are in recovery or have another disability the training will be at no cost to the student!!

11 Month Part Time Program
Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Post Graduate Services Include:
(All of the below will be provided at no extra cost to students attending the full 350 hours) l

  • Completion of the CASAC-T and CASAC application.
  • CASAC exam prep class available
  • Assisted Internship Placement

Since 1994 we have trained over 5000
counselors in the State of New York. Our
graduates can be found at nearly every

Recovery Coach Training
Peer Advocate Training
Screening Brief Intervention Referral to
Treatment Training
Ethics Training
Medication Assistant Treatment / Recovery

Call for details

Our Services
at a Glance

"A Beacon of hope"

Christopher's Reason

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NYS OASAS Licensed 822 Outpatient Treatment On Demand Services Non-Profit 501 (C)(3)

24 Hour Open Access Center

Christopher’s Reason is named after Christopher Perrotto who lost his battle with addiction on April 10, 2011 at the age of 22. Christopher was prescribed pain killers after a minor car accident and was addicted within 5 days and within 2 years of fighting this addiction he lost his battle. His mother Ann Marie Perrotto tried endlessly to get Christopher treatment on Staten Island but that wasn’t meant to be. She is dedicating her life to help others so no one has to suffer the heart-breaking loss that she has from this disease. 

​“I could not help my son on earth, but I will help him in heaven. If his story will help others, my sons death will not go in vain. I will bring treatment to Staten Island that we wish we had for Christopher and our Family. My Son did not have a chance, but you do.”

Make Christopher’s Reason Our Reason, a Reason for change!

Admissions Process

To make an appointment or to request an application, call 1-718-605-1989
We schedule interviews Sunday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Applications are also accepted through our website:



New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance
Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)
Educational Provider #ED0113
Outpatient 822 Licensed Facility with OASAS
IC&RC (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium)


Adult Career and Continuing
Education Services (ACCES)
1199, Veterans Administration or
Self-Pay payment plans available.

4521 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309
(P) 718-605-1989 (F) 718-984-1995