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About Prevail Recovery Center

Prevail Recovery Center is located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida serving those who suffer from substance abuse in the local South Florida region and beyond. We treat every patient with dignity and recognize that addiction is a chronic disease and treatment should be tailored to each unique individual.

Our dedicated team of treatment professionals creates a tranquil, structured, and motivating treatment experience with individual and group therapies to help you succeed and stay inspired.

 

Our Vision at Prevail Recovery Center

Our vision at Prevail Recovery Center is to provide the highest quality therapeutic services. We take a 12-step based approach to addiction treatment, and we believe in treating the individual through mind, body and spirit. Each of these components have an important effect on the well-being of a person. We treat not just the physical aspect of the disease, but also the emotional, familial, environmental and social.

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Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide the highest quality clinical services to individuals struggling with addiction as well as co-occurring diagnoses. Our clinical services are individualized to fit the needs of each Client in order to reduce symptoms, improve functionality and strengthen the capacity to live an independent and fulfilling life. Prevail Recovery Center’s approach provides a supportive environment, where healing can occur for the Client as well as their loved ones.

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Our Talented Staff

We keep our clients motivated throughout their recovery plan and held accountable as they shed their chemical addictions and emotional codependence to substance abuse, ultimately achieving and maintaining the clean lifestyle they deserve.

Erika Brasington, LMHC

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/CLINICAL DIRECTOR

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Erika Brasington is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director for Prevail Recovery Center. Erika received her Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson University, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University before becoming licensed in 2017. Erika has over 13 years of experience working directly with clients and their families regarding mental health, addiction, as well as co-occurring disorders. She utilizes CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed interventions in her therapeutic process. Erika’s personal and professional experience has equipped her with the first-hand knowledge of evidence-based and effective addiction treatments. Her passion for helping others is her primary motivation for getting the clients the highest quality treatment experience. Erika excels at providing a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and safe in order to put the work in to start the healing process.

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Erika Brasington is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director for Prevail Recovery Center. Erika received her Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson University, and her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University before becoming licensed in 2017. Erika has over 13 years of experience working directly with clients and their families regarding mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. She utilizes CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed interventions in her therapeutic process. 

Francisco Cruz, MD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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Francisco U Cruz, M.D. is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has been practicing psychiatry for 14 years and has extensive experience treating mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings including inpatient,
outpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and detox levels of care. Dr. Cruz believes in a holistic approach to mental illness incorporating bio­-psycho­-social-­spiritual elements to help patients achieve emotional stability and true inner peace. He strives to provide excellent client centered care and use new treatment modalities to improve the quality of life and overall health of his patients.

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Francisco U Cruz, M.D. is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has been practicing psychiatry for 14 years and has extensive experience treating mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings including inpatient,
outpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and detox levels of care. Dr. Cruz believes in a holistic approach to mental illness incorporating bio­-psycho­-social-­spiritual elements to help patients achieve emotional stability and true inner peace. He strives to provide excellent client centered care and use new treatment modalities to improve the quality of life and overall health of his patients.

Guerline Veillard, ARNP

PSYCHIATRIC ARNP

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Guerline Veillard is a nurse practitioner who graduated from Florida International University with a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health. As a nurse, she worked on a telemetry/psychiatry floor for 6 years before deciding to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner. She obtained her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health because she believed gaining more knowledge would allow her to provide better care to her patients. She currently specializes in substance abuse and also works with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and various other psychiatric disorders. She is passionate about what she does and always strives to provide optimal care to her patients. 

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Guerline Veillard is a nurse practitioner who graduated from Florida International University with a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health. As a nurse, she worked on a telemetry/psychiatry floor for 6 years before deciding to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner. She obtained her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health because she believed gaining more knowledge would allow her to provide better care to her patients. She currently specializes in substance abuse and also works with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and various other psychiatric disorders. She is passionate about what she does and always strives to provide optimal care to her patients. 

Vernette Spence, M.S.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

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Vernette Spence is a mental health and substance abuse clinician in the state of Florida, and currently serves as a Primary Therapist for Prevail Recovery Center. Vernette received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Central Florida, and her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Vernette has over 8 years of experience working with clients regarding mental health, addiction, and co-morbid disorders. Vernette strives for clients to understand their overall purpose and manifesting that purpose to achieve their ultimate goals.

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Vernette Spence is a mental health and substance abuse clinician in the state of Florida, and currently serves as a Primary Therapist for Prevail Recovery Center. Vernette received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Central Florida, and her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Vernette has over 8 years of experience working with clients regarding mental health, addiction, and co-morbid disorders. Vernette strives for clients to understand their overall purpose and manifesting that purpose to achieve their ultimate goals.

Scott Hastings

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Scott Hastings grew up in Dallas, TX, where, at a young age, he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. In 2013, he decided to change his life, move to South Florida and embrace sobriety. Ever since, he has dedicated his professional career to helping addicts in need. He has 8+ years of experience in the field, 7 of which in leadership and management positions. He specializes in accreditation, compliance, operations, crisis management, business development and personnel management. He strives on a daily basis to create an atmosphere at Prevail to facilitate safety, comfort and success for all patients.

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Scott Hastings grew up in Dallas, TX, where, at a young age, he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. In 2013, he decided to change his life, move to South Florida and embrace sobriety. Ever since, he has dedicated his professional career to helping addicts in need. He has 8+ years of experience in the field, 7 of which in leadership and management positions. He specializes in accreditation, compliance, operations, crisis management, business development and personnel management. He strives on a daily basis to create an atmosphere at Prevail to facilitate safety, comfort and success for all patients.

Evan Prager

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Evan Prager, 33, is from East Meadow, NY. He found himself struggling with substance abuse early on in high school which followed him into adult hood addictions to drugs. Recognizing the need for change he saught the help of others for his sobriety and decided to dedicate his life to helping others find their own path to clean and sober living. Evan relocated to South, Florida and began working in the detox and rehabilitation industry. Evan has worked at multiple treatment centers in various roles from Admissions Director to Marketing Director increasing patient outreach all over South Florida. His desire in life is give other fellow addicts the tools to live a healthy sober life like him.

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Evan Prager, 33, is from East Meadow, NY. He found himself struggling with substance abuse early on in high school which followed him into adult hood addictions to drugs. Recognizing the need for change he saught the help of others for his sobriety and decided to dedicate his life to helping others find their own path to clean and sober living. Evan relocated to South, Florida and began working in the detox and rehabilitation industry. Evan has worked at multiple treatment centers in various roles from Admissions Director to Marketing Director increasing patient outreach all over South Florida. His desire in life is give other fellow addicts the tools to live a healthy sober life like him.

Tyler Wagner

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

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Tyler Wagner, 26, is from Mount Laurel, NJ. Tyler relocated to Fort Lauderdale when he was 18 and started working in the recovery industry at the age of 21. Over the past five years Tyler has passionately worked as an outreach Coordinator and the Director of Business Relations in several recovery centers throughout south Florida. During this time, Tyler oversaw both inpatient and business development divisions and worked hand and hand with the CEOs of the companies. He has successfully assisted over 100 suffering addicts to a sober living life.

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Tyler Wagner, 26, is from Mount Laurel, NJ. Tyler relocated to Fort Lauderdale when he was 18 and started working in the recovery industry at the age of 21. Over the past five years Tyler has passionately worked as an outreach Coordinator and the Director of Business Relations in several recovery centers throughout south Florida. During this time, Tyler oversaw both inpatient and business development divisions and worked hand and hand with the CEOs of the companies. He has successfully assisted over 100 suffering addicts to a sober living life.

Andrew Turner

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES & ALUMNI

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Andrew Turner, 31, is from Bangor ME. Andrew struggled with addiction after being prescribed narcotics for a sports injury. Realizing he was in trouble, Andrew reached out to find his way back to a clean and sober life. He moved to South Florida in 2013 in search of sobriety and stayed ever since. Andrew has dedicated his life to helping others who struggle with addiction and mental health illness and regularly goes above and beyond for anyone in need. He started working helping others as a Behavioral Health Technician working up to various roles including case management, outreach and operations. He also has experience working with adolescents as a local outreach coordinator. Andrew believes every addict deserves a second chance at life and is dedicated to making that a reality.

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Andrew Turner is from Bangor, Maine and struggled with addiction after being prescribed narcotics for a sports injury. Realizing he was in trouble, Andrew reached out to find his way back to a sober life. He moved to South Florida in 2013 in search of sobriety and stayed ever since. Andrew has dedicated his life to helping others who struggle with addiction and mental health illness and regularly goes above and beyond for anyone in need. He started working as a Behavioral Health Technician working up to various roles including case management, outreach and operations. He also has experience working with adolescents as a local outreach coordinator. Andrew believes every addict deserves a second chance at life and is dedicated to making that a reality.

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OUR ADDRESS

3223 NW 10 Terrace Suite 607
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

OUR EMAIL

info@prevailrecoverycenter.com

OUR PHONE

1-(800) 535-2970

We Accept Most Major Insurance