Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

We are highly committed to engage and retain individuals in services while employing strategies to assist in understanding and embracing substance use disorder and mental health issues as chronic diseases. Services are non-confrontational and built on establishing a relationship with mutual respect and dignity.

Group therapy is the primary form of treatment. Individual therapy is viewed as adjunctive to the group driven format and is available based on each individual’s needs. Group programming schedules are developed weekly to address the changing needs of our clients.

Psychiatric services are available on-site for individuals who will benefit from them. We recognize that individuals have different needs and varying degrees of commitment to treatment services. As such, our programs offer a unique open access program that provides flexibility to meet individual treatment needs.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

I.O.P treatment is recommended for many individuals entering services to assist them to stabilize in treatment. Clients that have been engaged in services who have struggled with relapse or an increase in symptoms may also be recommended for intensive services. This level of service involves attending treatment for a minimum of nine hours per week. This is broken up into attending the program 3 days/week and participating in three clinical contacts per day (group, individual counseling session, psychiatric consult). Attending this level of service is based on treatment needs and is generally only indicated for several weeks. Individuals will work closely with their treatment team to determine how long they will participate at this level of service. Once completing the intensive level of service it is recommended that individuals continue treatment at the outpatient level of service for ongoing support.

Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment

Individuals who want to stop their illicit drug use can find it very difficult. Their need to satisfy cravings or avoid withdrawal can be so intense that they feel desperate and overwhelmed. At the right dose, and with psychosocial intervention (e.g., counseling) medication assisted treatment can suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms and suppress cravings to help individuals continue treatment and avoid illicit opioid use.

APT currently offers two forms of medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence
1) methadone and 2) buprenorphine (Suboxone®). For people with severe opioid dependence, these medications may be prescribed for a period of years to help stabilize and support the person making changes in other life areas.

Residential Services Division (RSD)

RSD is an intensive residential addiction services program for adults with primary problems related to substance abuse or dependence.

Employment Vocational Services

Our program provides community residents with substance use disorders and/or mental health issues who face multiple barriers to employment with specialized vocational/employment rehabilitation.

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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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APT HOSTS ITS ANNUAL CLIENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY

    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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