Mission Statement

Founded in 1970, the APT Foundation’s mission is to promote the health and recovery for those who live with substance use disorders and/or mental illness.


It is the philosophy of the APT Foundation that the disease of addiction must be treated in a holistic way. It is our belief that addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit, affecting a person’s social and emotional functioning, and that treatment must address all of these needs.

As such, clients receive services within the context of a treatment community that embraces the strengths of each of its participants and a strong commitment of collaborative learning both in the context of a group driven program and treatment milieu setting. Clinical services are predominantly led by licensed or certified clinical staff that has specific training that includes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma & recovery and co-occurring disorders. Group therapy is the primary modality of treatment. Individual therapy is viewed as adjunctive to the group driven format and is available based on each client’s individual needs. Psychiatric services are available at each of our clinical sites.

Group programming topics address, but are not limited to education on the biology of addiction, co-occurring disorders groups, coping skills development, twelve step education, self-esteem building, health and recovery, vocational programming, trauma and recovery, and gender specific groups. Additionally, the Foundation provides specific trauma recovery groups for men and women.


The APT Foundation currently maintains accreditation with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. When a service or program is CARF-accredited, it means that the organization has met the rigorous CARF guidelines for services it provides, the results of its standards of conformance, as well as its quality improvement efforts. For more information, please access the CARF website at http://www.carf.org

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) licenses all of the treatment programs at the APT Foundation. For more information, or to view a copy of our current licenses, please access the CTDPH website at http://www.ct.gov.

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Recent News

APT Physicians Earn Board Certification in Addiction Medicine

APT’s own Drs. Shi and Tetrault both recently became board certified in Addiction Medicine.  They successfully passed the American Board of Preventative Medicine certifying exam and are now specialists in Addiction Medicine in addition to being board certified in Internal Medicine. APT patients and staff alike benefit from their knowledge and experience.

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Dr. Tetrault receives Macy Foundation Award

Jeanette Tetrault, MD, staff physician at CMU and Associate Professor of Medicine At Yale University School of Medicine has been received the Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Award. The award recognizes the work of innovative educators in medicine and nursing. Macy Faculty Scholars are selected for having demonstrated innovation in health professions education and because they…

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Dancing Mindfulness Training at APT Foundation

APT held Dancing Mindfulness training for staff the week of September 18, 2017.  Staff and patients involved with the training all reported a very positive experience.  Dancing Mindfulness groups will be added to all clinic group schedules soon!

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APT’s 6th Annual Fundraiser Gala

APT hosted its annual Fundraiser Gala at the picturesque Owenego Inn in Branford on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017.  Entertainment was provided by Joni Madden and Andy Cutic and the evening featured live and silent auctions.

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    On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, APT Foundation awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to sixteen recipients at a ceremony held at Gateway Community College.  Eight people received scholarships to begin or continue their education at various Connecticut Community and State Colleges and Universities.  Four are pursuing certifications in phlebotomy, HVAC and EMT.  One…

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