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Description Of Rehab

Destination Hope is an addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that provides gender specific substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment to men and women suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Our unique program treats individuals in a comfortable environment where we have helped hundreds of clients break free from substance abuse. Our exceptional Florida drug rehab, alcohol rehab, and dual diagnosis treatment fosters a healthy, constructive and comfortable environment for clients to grow as they achieve their personal goals on the road to recovery.  Our sister program, The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center provides provides mental health treatment programs for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dual diagnosis, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders to adults. Our unique programs offer an outstanding family program and lifelong case management services.

Destination Hope is accredited by the Joint Commission and has received the Gold Seal Approval.

Rehab Services

Destination Hope offers comprehensive care options for individuals and families suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems.  From our partial hospitalization program (PHP) to our intensive outpatient program (IOP) to aftercare, we provide complete continuum of care options for our clients.  Our programs work to help clients transition from one stage of recovery to another with the highest level of success.

Our evidence based treatment programs are designed for each individual that comes to our center, there is no one size fits all at Destination Hope.  We integrate a variety of therapies into our programs including:

  • Drug Rehab
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis Therapy
  • Prescription Drug Rehab
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Women’s Therapy Program
  • First Responders Program
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Our programs may also include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Meditation Therapy
  • Fitness & Nutrition Support
  • Recreational Therapy

Payment Options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Destination Hope works with clients to ensure that their treatment is affordable.  We accept many national insurance plans, including but not limited to: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare and Value Options.  We are always adding to this list, so please call to verify coverage.  We also offer a variety of self pay options.


“I started doing heroin freshman year of college. When I was 21, I overdosed nine times in one and a half years, had a heart attack and was in the hospital for 3 months. I was in and out of detox and treatment centers for three years. I kept leaving and relapsing.

A little over a year ago, I came to Destination Hope. There’s something that separates it from any of the other centers I’ve been to. Being all guys lets me talk about certain things I wouldn’t with girls as a distraction. The fact that it’s small made a big difference, since I have a tendency to put up a front and hide in the corner. At Destination Hope, I couldn’t hide under the radar. I trust the people here, which has in past always been a problem for me. Destination Hope has made it feel like a family and it has been easier to open up and get honest with myself. Apart for the counseling and therapy, the environment is different every day. They allow you to see how life can be.

At every other place I’ve been, I was dying to get out after thirty days, but here I stayed three and a half months. This is my family in Florida.”

– Patrick

View our video testimonials at: https://www.youtube.com/user/drugrehabflorida


Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP – CEO, Founder

Ben Brafman, Destination HopeAs a published authority on men’s substance abuse and treatment issues, Ben has led Destination Hope since he founded it. As a nationwide hub for drug rehab Florida has many treatment centers to offer a client looking for recovery. It has been Ben’s singular goal to make Destination Hope stand out from the rest through a combination of innovative treatment protocols that he has developed over his 20 years of substance abuse and mental health experience. Ben is keenly aware of the community around him and founded two charitable organizations: The Evan Glugeth Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention Fund and Rx Angels. Both are dedicated to those struggling at the hands of addiction or mental illness. Ben was presented with the “Spirit of the Community” award and has helped addicts and their families throughout the country. He has been published on various topics including dual diagnosis and chemical dependency. Ben also educates other addiction counselors through the Academy for Addiction Professionals.


Suzanne Brafman, LCSW — CFO & Founder

Suzanne Brafman, Destination HopeSuzanne is the Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Destination Hope. She has been working in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1993 and received her masters in social work from Florida International University in 1995. In addition to managing the finances, she sees clients individually and as couples to help them re-assimilate into their previous relationships in a healthy way. Suzanne loves finding creative solutions to help people by thinking out of the box and involving the whole family in the recovery process.



Alton Smith — Vice President of Operations

Alton Smith, Destination HopeWith two post-graduate degrees, in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology, Alton leads Destination Hope’s business development, creating new and exciting partnerships with other treatment centers and levels of care as well as working with the staff and clients to create effective treatment protocols.

He is also an integral part of the Academy for Addiction Professionals, creating new and exciting lesson plans.

Alton has worked in the substance abuse and mental health industry for over 30 years and has worked with both private and public agencies offering his expertise in substance abuse and mental health.

Rob Cole, LMHC, RD, LDN – Clinical Director

Robe Cole, Destination HopeRob is Clinical Director for Destination Hope. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University and is a Licensed Registered Dietician in Florida. With experience in recovery, a personal calling to the field of counseling and a desire to give back to the community, Rob added a Master’s degree in Counseling from Trinity International University to his skill set in 2000 and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Rob is able to integrate his knowledge of mental health, addiction/recovery and nutrition to assist clients in working toward positive, solution-based outcomes.

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Fortify Your Family with
Specialized Recovery Programs

Destination Hope provides individuals and families with the opportunity to focus on core recovery characteristics. We know that addiction doesn’t just impact one person, it impacts the entire family. Recovery for many people includes recovering trust, respect and support within the family unit. We provide support to families through our family therapy program, intensive family therapy weekends, and family support groups.

Embrace the Journey

When a client leaves our facility, not only are they armed with the relapse prevention tools they’ll need on their recovery journey, but they are also support by our strong aftercare and alumni support team. We offer weekly alumni meetings, alumni activities and milestone celebrations at our center. For alumni who don’t live in the area, we offer Destination Hope alumni groups and support around the country. Our alumni coordinator is always available to help any alumnus, no matter what situation arises. When a client leaves Destination Hope, they don’t leave us behind, we support them as they continue their journey.