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


    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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The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program

The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program will begin enrollment for their new research study/parenting program this January 2016! The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program is an NIH-funded collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and the APT Foundation. Mothers caring for children under the age of 5 are invited to enroll! When mothers join, they complete interviews…

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3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser celebrating the power of recovery was a roaring success!

APT Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser celebrating the power of recovery was a roaring success! Thanks in part to our generous supporterwe raised over $70,000 that will directly benefit individuals who use our programs and services. The local support we received is an affirmation of the importance of the APT Foundation to the people in…

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APT Foundation is running an exciting new nationally approved course called Mental Health First Aid !

APT Foundation is running an exciting new nationally approved course called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the people identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Many of us have been trained how to respond if someone chokes, but few know…

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 In the summer of 2013, through the generosity of our donors we launched a pilot Therapeutic Garden Project at one of our outpatient treatment facilities.   A combination of staff and clients are using  gardening  as an alternative therapeutic  tool  to help  them develop new skills, work through problems, enhance their ability to meditate &…

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