APT Foundation

APT Foundation

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, co-occurring disorders, coping skills development, twelve step education, self-esteem building, health and recovery, vocational programming, trauma and recovery.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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.

REVIEWS

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.[1] 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.”

FINANCING

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.

[1]https://goo.gl/8maoHF

Reviews about APT Foundation

  • Treatment Effectiveness
They offer all these services. Methadone maintenance, mental health, primary medical care. BUT 1) you wait hours to see the primary care physician to find out your blood work was lost, when you do see him he doesn't address your medical concerns. 2) you wait 2 hours to see the psychiatrist but this pyschiatrist doesn't care to know why you're there because he's too busy just handing out scripts to the dozens of patients that walked in before you. Hence, you never get any psychiatric counseling or the chance to address your mental health concerns. 3) You sign up for vocational services just to be put on a very long waiting list because there's only one person handling that!! The program sounds great BUT it's lousy at helping addicts!!!!!!!! Do not use their outpatient program. It's horrible the doctors are horrible and uncaring. No wonder we still see so many addicts
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  • The staff is very well trained. Also, everyone from the front desk staff to security goes out of their way to remember your name and other small yet important things. If the wonderful counsellors there could spend a bit more time with each client, that would be helpful. If you aren't able to pay for treatment or medication, they will sit down with you and come up with a plan. They really want to see you succeed and receive all the necessary things that are vital to your recovery.
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  • Exercise Room, Two TV Rooms, you can have smartphone, group counseling, smoke breaks, nice staff friendly. Foods horrible, not enough one on one counseling, fire alarms are overly loud and at 3 am, urines 2 a day sometimes is unnecessary. Overall I did well, I get along with the guys and staff, obeyed rules and I have been sober since.
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  • well trained employees. it does the job its there or quite well
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  • Understanding well knowlegded compassionate. They need better food. I wasnt there long they helped detox though medication and wen u were sick they did wat they could to help