ABOUT APT FOUNDATION IN BRIDGEPORT, CT
APT Foundation, located in Bridgeport, Conn. offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse. In addition to substance abuse treatment, the facility also offers vocational services, primary care, and psychiatric mental health therapy. APT Foundation is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1970.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients can visit the facility in person; no appointment is necessary. APT Foundation has four substance abuse treatment tracks: outpatient treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient medication assisted treatment, and residential services. Clients in the intensive outpatient program receive a minimum of nine hours of treatment per week, and are encouraged to transition to the outpatient program after the IOP.
The facility’s treatment program uses motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy. Clients who are dependent on opioids may receive medication including methadone and buprenorphine.
Group therapy topics include the biology of addiction,, coping skills development, twelve step education, self-esteem building, health and recovery, vocational programming, trauma and recovery.
Although APT Foundation publishes limited information on their treatment staff, the facility states that services are typically administered by licensed, certified, or master’s level clinicians. The CEO of the facility has a master’s degree in public administration, and the facility also employs a medical doctor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities and two stars for meals and nutrition.
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave APT Foundation a mixed review and was “not sure” whether or not he would recommend the facility to others. The anonymous client gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability, cleanliness, and exercise and leisure options. The alum praised the accommodations offered by the facility, specifically mentioning the exercise room, TV room, friendly staff, group counseling, smoke breaks, and that clients are allowed to have smartphones. When asked about weaknesses of the facility, the alum wrote that there was not enough one-on-one counseling and that the food ass “horrible.” The alum added: “Overall I did well, I get along with the guys and staff, obeyed rules and I have been sober since.”
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on nine total reviews. Most reviewers left great ratings, although two reviewers left one-star reviews. Loved one C.P., who gave five stars, was happy with the treatment and wrote, “They got him in as quick as possible , in kept him there until he needed to be. Great stuff.” D.P., an alum, seemed to agree with that viewpoint. They gave four stars and wrote, “Food is great lot of freedom kitchen staff the best.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, APT Foundation accepts insurance including Medicaid, Charter Oak, Medicare, and most private insurance carriers. The facility offers a sliding scale payment policy to uninsured or underinsured individuals.