Drug and Alcohol Counseling

The First Year After Treatment

The first year of recovery after residential treatment will have challenges unique to each client. These challenges can strengthen a recovering individual’s resolve and dedication to a sober life — or they can lead to a relapse and return to addictive behavior and drug use. Drug and alcohol counseling is a mainstay of post-residential treatment and those who’ve made it this far during their drug and/or alcohol recovery need every type of support possible to sustain their progress.

During this vulnerable time, it’s important for the person in recovery who may have previously sought out opiate addiction help to address challenges in a way that sharpens their recovery skills. Our aftercare program gives clients access to supplementary treatment to make sure they maintain a successful and sober life having already sought out and received cocaine addiction help.

DreamLife Recovery has a commitment to the long-term success of our clients that is accomplished, in part, by our drug and alcohol counseling services. Our robust aftercare plan embodies this dedication to ongoing help after rehab.


High-quality discharge planning and aftercare treatment will significantly increase the chances of long-lasting sobriety after graduating from DreamLife Recovery. Having already sought and found cocaine and/or opiate addiction help, those who’ve made significant progress along their road to recovery deserve every boost and benefit that’s available. This is where DreamLife Recovery’s discharge planning and aftercare comes in.

Throughout your time with us, counselors and staff will work to prepare you for return home with the tools needed for success. We know that alcohol recovery can be easier said than done so before discharge, our trained professionals will discuss transition plans, concerns and goals to equip you with the knowledge to thrive in your new sober life.


After completing your detox, inpatient and outpatient levels of care, the DreamLife Recovery aftercare program typically lasts about one year. Each addiction aftercare program, including those who’ve sought cocaine and opiate addiction help, is unique to the individual’s needs.

Aftercare plans may include:

  • Case management
  • Group meetings
  • Individual sessions
  • Family sessions
  • Drug testing
  • Organized social or recreational activities

During this time, our clinicians may assist our clients in communicating with employers, the judicial system or family members. When necessary, the clinician can help provide documentation for continued success.

Article Reviewed by Lidice Morales

Lidice MoralesLidice Morales, an honors graduate from the Kaiser University, has made a name for herself as the Director of Nursing at several behavioral health facilities and as the Director of Operations for Detox MD. Now she is the VP of Operations at DreamLife Recovery. She strives for better patient care through constant self-improvement and furthering her education. Her steadfast work ethic and passion in the field has remained the most important aspect of her professional career; showing dedication to not only the acquisition of new knowledge, but also its mastery. Lidice believes that a professional work atmosphere fosters cohesion and malleability amongst herself and her coworkers; thereby increasing both the level of patient care and quality of life.

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