ABOUT APT FOUNDATION – NEW HAVEN
Founded in 1970, the APT Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides primary healthcare, mental health services, vocational assistance, and substance abuse treatment through four facilities located in Connecticut. Adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders may access residential care, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), standard outpatient treatment (OP), and medication management. Specialized treatment for pregnant and parenting women, as well as individuals living with HIV/AIDS, is also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Individuals seeking treatment first undergo a comprehensive evaluation with a licensed clinician. Based on the findings of the initial assessment, staff recommend the most appropriate level of care. Clients who require inpatient care are admitted to the organization’s residential services division. Clients for whom outpatient care is more appropriate may enroll in standard or intensive outpatient treatment.
Intensive outpatient treatment is geared towards individuals who require stabilization or have struggled with relapse in the past. Clients typically attend nine hours of programming each week. Sessions are divided between one-on-one counseling, psychiatric consultations, and process groups. Outpatient care is a less intensive treatment option and may also be used as a step-down treatment for those who complete IOP. Outpatient treatment primarily uses group therapy, but individual counseling is provided as needed. Medication management for withdrawal symptoms, including methadone and buprenorphine maintenance, is also available on an outpatient basis.
According to the organization’s website, clinical services are typically administered by licensed, certified, or master’s level staff member. The five individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on APT New Haven’s staff’s level of training and experience gave an average 3.6- out of five-star rating.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on APT New Haven’s cleanliness gave an average rating of 3.75 out of five.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com had mostly good things to say about the treatment center. All gave four- or five-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience. “The staff is very well trained… They really want to see you succeed and receive all the necessary things that are vital to your recovery,” one anonymous alum wrote in a representative review. Surveyed alumni also provided above average ratings for the center’s treatment effectiveness and accommodations, but more than one reviewer shared criticism of the meals and nutrition. “They need better food,” one alum wrote.
The five Facebook users who submitted reviews to the center’s unofficial Facebook page provided an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Like Best-rehabs.com respondents, Facebook users shared favorable assessments of the facility’s staff. “I've been through my fair share of councilors, but these councilors truly care and show you they do! I would recommend this place to anyone who really wants a better life, and a better self-esteem!!” Debra wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com provided mixed reviews. One anonymous respondent praised the “well trained employees,” and, when asked how likely they were to recommend the center, provided a five-star rating; however, K.C. submitted a one-star review and warned others not to utilize the center’s programming. K.C. cited long wait times, a lack of appropriate counseling, and doctors that are “horrible and uncaring.”
According to the facility’s website, costs are based on a sliding scale. The center also accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.
Updated March 2017