Friends Care is a stand-alone aftercare program for probationers and parolees exiting mandated outpatient substance abuse treatment. The aftercare program is designed to maintain and extend the gains of court-ordered outpatient treatment by helping clients develop and strengthen supports for drug-free living in the community. Program goals include reduced drug use and criminal activity. Friends Care offers individual counseling to explore and resolve issues in maintaining a drug-free and productive life and to support efforts to continue drug-free functioning; case management to assist in obtaining needed services; skills building in job seeking and appropriate workplace demeanor; family relationship strengthening; education on HIV prevention; crisis intervention; and a peer support group. The program provides services for up to 6 months following discharge from an outpatient facility.