Meeting the Needs of West Haven, APT Foundation

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APT Foundation, CEO, Lynn Madden

In 2015, there were over 600 reported overdose deaths in Connecticut alone. Of these deaths, 415  have been attributed to heroin use and 186 to fentanyl use .¹‚² According to a survey by the National Institutes of Health nearly 75% of people with drug-use disorders never receive any treatment. “The prevalence and complexity of drug use disorders revealed in this study coupled with the lack of treatment speak to the urgent need for health care professionals to be trained in proper techniques to identify, assess, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders among patients in their practice,” said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.³

With the number of deaths increasing year over year, APT Foundation is meeting the needs of one community by opening a new treatment facility. This summer their newest location will open in West Haven, CT, a community that has had 15 overdose deaths this past year.Since 1970, APT Foundation has been providing outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, primary healthcare, outpatient mental health treatment services, medication assisted treatment, family counseling services, and adult education and vocational services. Lynn Madden, APT Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer told the New Haven Register, “Being able to find substance abuse treatment close to where you live has been directly linked to recovery…”.³ Learn more about APT

1.) http://patch.com/connecticut/westhaven/twelve-west-haven-residents-died-opioid-overdoses-2015

2.) http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160228/fentanyl-a-rising-factor-in-connecticut-overdose-deaths

3.) https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/10-percent-us-adults-have-drug-use-disorder-some-point-their-lives

4.) http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160512/methadone-clinic-on-front-avenue-in-west-haven-expected-to-open-in-july