New Prospects

New Prospects Bridgeport Connecticut

New Prospects is an intensive residential rehabilitation program that aims to help people with substance abuse and co-occurring mental illness build better lives. Offering different approaches to treatment for men and women, the New Prospects program supports clients through each step of the recovery process and also provides treatment for trauma and psychiatric disorders. The program is categorized as a 3.7R level of care, and the typical length of stay is approximately 30 days.


Located in Bridgeport, Conn., New Prospects offers an intensive residential rehabilitation program for adult men and women suffering from alcohol and substance abuse issues. This facility is part of the Recovery Network of Programs, a private, nonprofit, social service agency that has been serving the Bridgeport community since 1972. New Prospects has CARF accreditation and offers many different approaches to treating substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and trauma.


The program at New Prospects is categorized as having a 3.7R level of care. In other words, this “Hospital Level” of care caters to clients who require 24-hour medically directed evaluation, care, and treatment. Programming is also gender-specific.

Although detoxification is not available on-site, the Recovery Network of Programs does offer medically monitored residential detoxification at their First Step program, which is also located in Bridgeport.

New Prospects describes their treatment as having a “client-centered therapeutic atmosphere,” with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary team approach. Programming begins with a screening, comprehensive assessment, and on-site psychiatric evaluation. HIV/AIDS testing is also available, if needed.

Individual, group, and couples/family counseling forms the basis of treatment, along with educational programming comprised of lectures, videos, and speakers that address integrated care for substance abuse and mental health issues. Typical length of stay is approximately 30 days.

Evidence-based treatments known to be effective for co-occurring integrated care are also key in the residential program at New Prospects, including Motivational Interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychopharmacological interventions, pharmacotherapy, and trauma-informed services. Medication-assisted treatment support with Methadone or Suboxone is also available, in addition to smoking cessation services.

Priority access is also provided for pregnant and postpartum women and persons with infectious diseases.


The treatment team at New Prospects consists of counselors, clinical supervisors, nurses, consulting psychiatrists, a medical director, and support staff. All clinical staff are credentialed in the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders.


New Prospects is located in a residential area of Bridgeport. It is located in a large, renovated brick building.


At the time of this writing, has received four alumni reviews for New Prospects. Three of the reviews are very positive, while one of the reviews is negative.

The positive reviews praised the treatment program and its effectiveness. Alum Cynthia wrote: “This was the best 30 day program I have ever been to. I recommend it to everyone.”

The alumni did not agree on cleanliness, however. Alum Thomas wrote: “New Prospects offers clean private rooms w/your own bath,” but M.L. wrote that the facility was “A completely unsafe environment for women.”

On Google, the facility earned one four-star review to date. [1]


New Prospects accepts referrals from around the state.

Note, in 2014, New Prospects was the subject of a controversy involving a janitor who was accused of sexually assaulting three women at the facility. The allegations were reported to police by staff.


Reviews about New Prospects

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  • Great place! Staff are very helpful and go above and beyond for the clients. The food could be better but that is the only issue and not even an important one.
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  • You get your own room, incredible therapeutic value right there! The staff is top notch from top to bottom, the counselors are *amazing*. You can live on the food :), but gourmet's may be disappointed. This place pulled me out of a corner of hell and I'll always be grateful.
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  • very nice place.
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  • I found New Prospects to be effective for me. One can only get out what one puts in. I met many great people and a few not so great, both workers and clients. For me, I needed the this place. Life has not been a bowl of cherries since, but I have maintained 2 1/2 years clean time since. New Prospects offers clean private rooms w/your own bath, 1 on 1 therapy as well as group with qualified staff. My stay there in 2014 was a game changher and saved my life.
    This was the best 30 day program I have ever been to. I recommend it to everyone.
    A completely unsafe environment for women.