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For many addicts, completing drug and alcohol rehab is a major milestone and signifies a new chapter in their lives that is filled with the healing and hope that is found with recovery. While completing drug treatment is a major accomplishment that brings a great sense of pride, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t more work to done. Those who are new in recovery are vulnerable to relapse in the weeks, months, and even years after completing substance abuse treatment. In order to help minimize the risk of falling back into the self-destructive behaviors of addiction, addicts who are new in their recovery need to take advantage of aftercare programs in order to build a solid foundation for long-term sobriety.

Aftercare Plans Are an Essential Component To a Full Continuum of CareCycle

As one of the premier drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in Florida, Dream Center for Recovery offer clients a wide range of aftercare programs that are an essential element to our full continuum of care. Within days of admission into Dream Center for Recovery, our highly trained team of addiction specialists will begin working with each client on the development of a customized aftercare plan designed to help prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.  These individualized plans are continually refined and tailored as each client’s treatment progresses.

Among the aftercare programs we offer include the following:

Relapse Prevention Programs

The primary goal of Dream Center for Recovery’s aftercare program is to minimize the risk of relapse after drug treatment. By providing individual and group counseling as well as other scheduled meetings, our relapse prevention program provides an extra level of accountability that helps ensure that those new in recovery don’t regress back into their addictive patterns of behavior. Among the topics that are discussed include:

  • Learning about the social, behavioral and environmental triggers that trigger substance abuse.
  • Healthy and proactive ways to deal with urges and cravings.
  • Teaches clients how to think through the outcome of a potential relapse.
  • Employ strategies to help keep temporary lapses from becoming relapses.

Family Programs


An individual’s risk of relapse can be greatly reduced when their families are involved in the aftercare process. There is often tension between family members as a result of a loved one’s addiction. Additionally, there can also be stress on the family once an addict completes treatment and is trying to fit back into the normal life. Our aftercare services include family involvement in counseling and therapy as well as participation in family-oriented 12-step programs such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon. Additionally, we also provide educational programs that help families understand the complex nature of addiction as a disease.

Dual Diagnosis Support

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For those individuals with addiction issues and a co-occurring mental disorder such as depression or anxiety, there are unique challenge they face in their recovery such as low motivation and social anxiety. Dream Center for Recovery offers these clients dual diagnosis support groups that are specifically tailored to meet their unique needs. In these groups, clients receive support and encouragement from their peers as well as our therapy staff on finding community resources, obtaining employment, building stronger relationships with family as well as the developing healthy coping strategies on their addiction and co-occurring mental illness.

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12-Step Groups


12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can offer clients strength and hope as they transition from treatment and back into society. At Dream Center for Recovery, we encourage our clients to continue to actively participate in 12-Step programs as a way to stay sober and move forward in their recovery with confidence. While 12-Step groups may not be for all people in recovery, the guiding principles of peer group interaction and empowerment have provided relief and accountability for those in recovery.

Sober Living

For those who complete drug treatment, the stresses that can occur with the transition back into their normal day-to-day lives can be minimized by entering a sober living home. These living environments offer a structured, safe and secure environment for recovering addicts to continue to focus on working their plan of recovery without the environmental triggers and temptations of the outside world. Dream Center for Recovery’s sober living program is a solid aftercare option as it provides the following for our clients:iStock_000029506622_Small

  • A drug and alcohol-free environment
  • Emotional support from house staff and residents who are undergoing similar experiences
  • A living situation in which clients can focus on obtaining employment, housing or education

Dream Center for Recovery’s transitional housing communities is structured than most addiction treatment centers, yet it offers the supervision needed so that client feel a sense of safety. Residents are expected to adhere to house curfews, attend household meetings and participate in chores.

Dream Center for Recovery: Quality Aftercare That Helps You Truly Recover

A strong aftercare plan is critical to in achieving the ultimate goal of lifelong recovery from drug iStock_000009436744_Smalland alcohol abuse and addiction. We at Dream Center of Recovery want to see that all of our clients have the tools, encouragement and support they need as they leave formal drug treatment and are ready to resume their normal lives. We understand that each client has needs that are unique and specific to them, and our staff evaluates the individual strengths and weaknesses of each client in order to find the right aftercare programs that will best suit them in their recovery.

By the time clients leave Dream Center for Recovery’s rehab program, they are armed with a detailed plan, skills, contacts and resources they need to maintain meaningful sobriety and lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We realize that the urges and temptations to use drugs are ever present and can last a lifetime. We encourage our clients to continue to take part in our aftercare programs for as long as they need.

Are you ready to transform your dream of lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol abuse into reality?  Call Dream Center toll-free at 1-877-978-3148 and speak to one of our representatives today.

Dream Center for Recovery

In addition to over 4,000 sq. ft. of clinical office space, clients reside in a newly renovated apartment complex featuring seven(7) fully furnished, gender specific 2-bedroom apartments that are exceptionally clean, comfortable and conducive to recovery.