OASAS Funds 12-step Promotional Organization?

Why is a 12-step promotional organization being funded by the government?


“In 1972, the Board of Trustees of Gamblers Anonymous in the New York City area requested their Spiritual Advisor, Monsignor Dunne, establish a Council on Compulsive Gambling to do what they could not do because of anonymity- call national attention to the increasing problem of compulsive gambling in the United States.
Today, NYCPG is funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services


Here are documents explaining why this is very likely illegal: http://ojp.gov/about/ocr/pdfs/TwelveStepRecoveryPrograms_FAQs.pdf and https://www.oasas.ny.gov/mis/bulletins/lsb2002-05.cfm