Pines Recovery Life Detox, a State-of-the-art Drug & Alcohol Detox Facility in South Florida


Professional, Caring & Attentive

At Pines Recovery Life Detox, our #1 goal is the safety, security and comfort of our clients. Our attentive medical team is comprised of doctors, therapists and addiction specialists who ensure that your road to recovery is professional, safe and comfortable.


Samantha Moreno

Clinical Director

Our Clinical Director is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 11 years. Samantha received her B.A. in Psychology from University of South Florida and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is passionate about working with people with substance use disorders as well as mental health struggles. Additionally,  Samantha strives to help families cope with and understand the nature of the disease of addiction and alcoholism.

Brook Babes - Director of Business Development

Brook Babes

Director of Business Development

As the Director of Business Development, Brook brings a decade worth of experience in management in admissions, operations and marketing in substance abuse and mental health sectors to Pines Recovery Life.

Brook manages a team of motivated employees providing support and guidance. Building relationships with physicians, hospitals, EAP, and treatment providers to facilitate appropriate placement for people in need.

Brook has become a pillar in the healthcare industry. A staple among the many medical professionals for helping patients enter reputable mental health and substance treatment centers nationwide.


Samuel Lang - Mental Health Counselor

Samuel Lang

Mental Health Counselor

Samuel Lang is a mental health counselor with five years of counseling experience. Samuel completed his bachelor’s of science in psychology at Florida State University. He then attended Barry University, where he earned his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Samuel is now pursuing his doctorate (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology with a focus on neuropsychology. Samuel enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2010, serving as an anti-tank gunner in a weapons company for the 4th Battalion, 4th Marine Division. Samuel utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach as well as dialectical behavioral therapy.

Ashley Edwards - Therapist

Ashley Edwards


Ashley is a Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over 4 years. Ashley received her B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern. Ashley is passionate about helping patients understand the importance of self-care, discipline, and emotional sobriety.



Jaclyn Dawson

Business Development Representative

Jaclyn is a dedicated professional with a profound understanding of addiction and a passion for helping individuals overcome substance abuse challenges. With experience in admissions into substance abuse treatment programs, Jaclyn has demonstrated expertise in assessment, family involvement, and personalized treatment planning. Her commitment to guiding individuals toward recovery is underscored by their compassionate approach and unwavering support throughout the admissions process. Jaclyn is driven by the belief that every individual deserves access to effective treatment and is committed to making a positive impact in the field of addiction recovery.


Kenton Parker

Kenton Parker

Business Development Representative

Kenton has worked in the behavioral health industry for a total of 11 years. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University, he quickly moved into business development in order to help others and make a difference. Kenton has close to 13 years clean and sober, so he understands what the patients are going through and what it takes to overcome adversity.


Jake Kiernan - Business Development Representative

Jake Kiernan

Business Development Representative

Certified Interventionist and Business Development Expert, Jake brings a wealth of experience and a personal journey of triumph over addiction to his work. With a compassionate approach and unwavering support, he offers unique insights and assistance to individuals and families navigating the challenges of addiction. Drawing from his own experience, Jake specializes in community outreach, sober coaching services, catering to diverse age groups and Spanish-speaking communities. Committed to facilitating lasting recovery, Jake’s dedication and expertise empower clients on their journey towards wellness.


Jaqueline Rivera

Detox Nurse

Jackie is a beacon of support and recovery for over 14 years, our dedicated detox nurse has been a guiding light in the journey towards sobriety. Drawing from a wealth of experience and personal triumph, she brings a unique blend of professional expertise and empathetic understanding to every individual she assists. Having overcome her own battles with addiction, our nurse embodies resilience and hope. Her personal journey fuels her unwavering commitment to helping others navigate the challenges of detoxification and recovery with dignity and compassion. With a heart full of empathy and a deep understanding of the struggles her patients face, she creates a safe and supportive environment where individuals can feel understood and supported on their path to wellness.


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