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New Prospects

4.6 Excellent (6 Reviews) |
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4.6
Excellent
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392 Prospect Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

Services

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Relapse Prevention

Coping Mechanisms

Gender-Specific Treatment Modalities

Philosophy

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.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

John Hamilton
CEO

John Hamilton, RNP’s Chief Executive Officer, has worked in the field of addiction prevention and treatment since 1981, and holds licenses in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, John serves on the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Steering Committee of the Clinical Trials Network, and Chair of the Community Treatment Provider (CTP)Policy Committee. John also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board and is on the Executive Board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Vice President of the Board of Directors for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP), Chair for the CTP of Fairfield County, and is actively involved in community prevention councils in Fairfield County. Previously John served as Chair of the Dissemination Committee for the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Past President of the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health Systems Board, Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Connecticut Certification Board (SWCMHS), and President of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals. John presents locally and internationally on a variety of topics and is considered an expert in the field of addiction treatment and prevention. and prevention.

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Dorna Stover
COO

Dorna Stover, RNP's Chief Operating Officer, acquired her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. She received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut. Ms. Stover's vast accomplishments constitute twenty-five years of diversified and progressively responsible experience within the behavioral health environment. Some of the highlights of her accomplishments are: coordinated renovations at the shelter's third and fourth floors; monitored compliance to fire and building codes; successfully secured funds via State Bond Commission; designed and edited organization's annual reports; prepared policy and procedure manual; secured additional funding for renovations through applications for grant-in-aid; revised the organization's brochures; implemented first multi-user/multi-tasking computer system; planned/implemented automated medication dispensing system; supervised/prepared descriptive and trend reports in an automated environment. Dorna is a member of DMHAS Multicultural Advisory Council and the Co-Chair of Region I, Multicultural Council.

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I just completed a 28 day program at New Direction. I went there as I was looking for a true co-occurring treatment program. After speaking with them over the phone my Psychiatrist from Phsych hospital and I were excited. And yes I was very happy about the single rooms. The reason I am posting this is I dont want anyone to go through wht I just did.Firstly, it was a nightmare just getting in as everytime they call it shows the number to the lowere level "wet" shelter. So everytime I called back I was told that noone called.Anyhow due to this instead of 2 weeks it took over a month to get in . SO KNOW THAT THIS IS IN A ROUGH AREA ON TOP OF A WET SHELTER Truthfully I let that go as I was grateful to be getting help. Upon arrival the nightmare started. I knew I was in for it when they handed me a foam coffee cup to do a urine test. But it was better than the bowl another patient had.First we (my phsych and myself) were told I could take a medication that upon arrival was told is a mistake. Had a rough first week kicking that medication. Not too mention the toilet in my room was broken(the entire time). I had to reach in the back of the bowl for an entire month and clean up multiple floods. They failed to mention you need to bring 30 days worth of meds so again first few days were rough. The one APRN talked openly about medications in the hallway...Meds are handed out by uncertified staff including counselors. Medication was lost...I was even forced to go to a family group with outside visitors that I didnt want to see as a patient.....which is a violation of my rights but they just laughed. They even made us say our first name. The groups are very basic. Its crazy to see all these positive reviews as I didnt hear anything but complaints from the other patients. You basically spend 28 days in a little hallway.Personally I think the single room and the 5 cigarette break are the reason for the initial draw. The fact that drug addicts and people with mental health problems leave and dont typically no where to turn for help..... helps New Prospects get away with the low level program. Sadly enough I have been to many programs....and by far this is the worst in CT. I thought Stonington was but this deff takes it. I am grateful to still be clean however no thanks to them. I had multiple grievances and was slammed by the Director Susan for feeling violated. My mental state wasnt good at all after completing that program. Nothing but anxiety and truthfully they didnt care other than worried I would report the multiple violations. Oh and they did use a paperclip to fix the toilet which obviously failed. It was replaced the day I left only because I went above the directors head.and was calling my rights advocate.I will not stop untill people know the truth about that program including DMAS and Hippa. It would break my heart if my child went through what I did there. No one, not even us lowly drug addicts should go through this. My email is dawaton@gmail .com. Feel free to email me before going to New Prospects. Im doing this for no other reason than for people to get the help they should and programs like this to not get away with taking the states money and not doing what they should. Im sorry to some of the staff as some were very kind to me. Its difficult to convey the experience via text as there was so much more. Its a crime that this is labeled a 3.7 facility. The noise...the non stop yelling...the treatment...the qualified certified staff...not trauma sensitive in the least. Regardless I wish all the best luck in your journey to get healthy and clean.
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4.7
Excellent
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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4.7
Excellent
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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5.0
Excellent
very nice place.
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4.0
Great
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.
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This was the best 30 day program I have ever been to. I recommend it to everyone.
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A completely unsafe environment for women.
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