Jeff graduated from Keiser University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Smith is also a Certified Addiction Professional, certified by the state of Florida. He has a passion for helping others find happiness and a new way of life through long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Throughout his years in the addiction treatment field, Smith has served as a Residential Manager, Substance Abuse Case Manager, Director of Administration, as well as multiple clinical positions, including Lead Therapist, at Pathway to Hope. As Program Coordinator, Smith assures that the program continues to fulfill Pathway to Hope’s goal of recovery and health for the clients and families.
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- Medicare is not Accepted
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Treating drug and alcohol addiction is far from an easy or simple process. It takes long hours and determination to deal with all aspects of addiction. Using the latest in information and technologies to combat addiction, our addiction specialists are available at all hours of the day to help you during your journey out of addiction and into sobriety. Quality care is extremely important for all kinds of addiction treatments and in making sure to prevent a possible relapse to it. With our medical professionals, who oversee your personal health throughout the treatment process, and our nationally known expert psychologists, who are there to serve you throughout the entire process of treatment, we can help you.
Pathway to Hope Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Alcohol Treatment
With soaring alcohol rates plaguing the country, our alcohol treatment program can help you break the chains of alcohol addiction.
- Drug Treatment
Our drug treatment program is nationally known to effectively stop drug abuse and addiction at its source while preparing you for recovery.
- Substance Abuse Case Management
We have some of the nation’s best and brightest professionals, and our substance abuse case management staff will help you throughout the treatment process.
- Relapse Prevention & Long-Term Recovery
Our relapse prevention and long-term recovery programs were created to protect you in recovery. Our experts will sit with you and create a relapse prevention plan.
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
Unfortunately, people with undiagnosed mental health issues commonly abuse alcohol and drugs. Our dual-diagnosis program can help bring you relief.
Pathway to Hope's alumni group is the most active in all of Fort Lauderdale. Join the alumni and protect yourself from relapsing.
Jeff Smith - BA, CAP, Executive Director
Antonio De Filippo - MD, Medical Director
Dr. De Filippo is triple board certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Addiction Medicine and is currently practicing in Broward County, Florida. He is active in many areas of the medical industry and is experienced in both treatment and management. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a consultant and national speaker to the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations. Dr. De Filippo began his career as a double major at the University of Miami, where he achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Science with honors. He continued his academic career at the University of South Florida, where he earned his medical degree. He returned to Miami to complete his residency training at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. De Filippo currently is an adjunct professor of psychopharmacology at Nova University Medical School. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish.
Shannon Nuñez - MA, Clinical Director
Shannon Nuñez received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Trinity International University. Nuñez is currently working toward her Florida Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional. She has worked as a Primary Clinician in the field of addiction and co-occurring mental health issues since 2008 and has a genuine passion for this population. Nuñez believes that a therapeutic relationship can lead to insights and lasting changes with the client and, therefore, she offers an environment that is safe and free of judgment to help the client develop a healthier view of the world and of themselves. Nuñez provides structure with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by helping individuals become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking patterns. She uses a direct and empowering approach to confront deep-rooted issues in order for the client to rebuild. Nuñez believes in her clients until they are able to fully believe in themselves.
Devin Walsh - CAC, Program Director
Devin has been working in substance abuse treatment since 2009. He began as a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) in a detoxification center in North Miami. It was there that he learned the essentials about dedicated and compassionate client care. After 15 months as a BHT, Walsh transitioned to his new position as Admission Coordinator for a nationally recognized substance abuse treatment organization, where he helped countless people overcome their fears and take that vital first step toward recovery. It was during this time that Walsh completed the necessary courses for his degree as a Certified Addictions Counselor. He joined Pathway to Hope in April 2013 and is happy to say that the past months have been the most rewarding since he started working in this field.
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