Novus Medical Detox Center

Florida (FL) > Rehab Centers in New Port Richey, FL
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3.3
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9270 Royal Palm Ave.
New Port Richey, Florida 34654

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Executive

Facility Highlights

Individualized Programs, Medically Monitored 24/7

Specializing in Comfortable Detox for even the Highest Dosage Cases

Medical and Nutritional Adjustments Made as Needed Throughout the Program

Treatment Center Philosophy

Novus is the optimum place for someone to begin their healing process from their addiction or dependency. Novus individually tailors their detox program to each patient's exacting needs and requirements. We use a holistic approach which takes into account all facets of the addiction, including the patient's history, body metabolism, current health and existing circumstances. Accomplished in a relaxed spa-like environment that is medically supervised 24/7, we provide the highest standard of competent and experienced professional care. In addition, we utilize state-of-the-art medical protocols and evidence-based integrative medicine, along with our innovative proprietary nutritional IVs and supplements, all designed to speed the body's healing process.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Dr. Brent Agin
Medical Director

Dr. Agin, our medical director, is board certified in Family Medicine. He attended medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Experienced in counseling and detoxification for both illicit drugs and prescription medications, Dr. Agin is one of a very select group of physicians certified in buprenorphine therapy. His research in nutrition and vitamin therapy supports an important component of our detox program.

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Kent Runyon
Director

Kent has over 20 years of management experience and over 15 years of executive level experience developing and leading accredited social services programs addressing diverse human needs including addiction, homelessness, poverty, trauma, and family reunification. He came to Novus drawn by its mission and vision to help others and to pursue excellence in the field of recovery. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State University and later received his Masters Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also completed a two year certified Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business.

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Kathleen Olsen
1.0
I was a patient at Novus Detox Center back in March. I was mistreated. I was given medicine most commonly given to patients withdrawing from methadone. I asked nurses & as well as techs how & why I was given this medication with no answer from anyone for 4 daysamalcohol & this medicinedays. I am an alcohol & this medicine made me feel like i had drank 2 bottles of vodka. I was falling all over & bouncing again the walls to get to nursing station. Finally upon leaving one nurse said he knew why I was so upset. He said the matter was being taken seriously & had gone as high that the Director was involved. I have proof of this “ mistake “ . I urge anyone thinking about Novus Detox for help look elsewhere, Kathleen Olsen
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Kat
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This is a wonderful place with wonderful people That saved my life. Thank u
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OK
2.3
I came to novus about a year and a half ago. Everything i read about them on their website just isn’t true. This place is a BUSINESS and they make their money off of you. There are no individualized treatment plans. Everything goes through the same detox process and if you complain about certain symptoms they give you “medicine” so you’re not uncomfortable. the entire detox stay, you are on some kind of medication. and when it’s time to go home, you ILL withdrawal. it’s unfortunate that they make it seem like you’re 99% good when you leave. lies. Not only that, most of their staff is atrocious. Particularly the gals working at the front desk. From my experience i’d highly recommend going elsewhere to detox.
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Anonymous
2.3
Strengths:the facilty was clean Weakness: many
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KFM
5.0
Excellent
I was absolutely shocked how comfortable I was off 90mg methadone - all the employees were super awesome.
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KS
2.7
Do not go here if you are on a high dose of methadone. I went in doing 200 milligrams a day and they promised me that their "protocol" would work miracles! LOL. I'm sorry but 12 days of substitution drugs sent me into massive withdrawals. I only saw the actual "doctor " once and some of the patients didn't see him at all. Food was decent but for the price you pay each day it should have been better! Boredom was a constant issue. The so called naturals were just placebo to trick your mind. The day I left I told the staff I was not doing okay and they just told me that I would be just fine. That the worst of what I would feel was over...that was a lie!! I got home and was in hell. Restless legs and an internal shake that I could not get rid of. I hallucinated for 4-5 hours. It was bad and scary. For the amount of money I spent at Novus I should have seen the doctor more than once, and definitely on the day I was scheduled to leave. Their protocol for methadone does not work!!!! Do not waste your time and money going here. I am now on suboxone because of these people. I showed my "Detox" protocol to both of my doctors and they just scratched their heads in disbelief. They were stunned to say the least. The tech's were nice and I know they did care, some of the nurses did too. But I truly feel I got ripped off and do not believe the website and testimonials on there. They are lies!!
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jay
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Disorganized and Terrible Managment
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Ed
5.0
Excellent
After trying OTHERS, i ended up here, TRUST me, i experienced OTHERS, DON\"T waste your time with others as i did, Novus is the real deal place that does everything just right AND FOR YOU, the patient. Experience talking here. I have been here and give this place an 11 from 1-10. TY to those 2 special people their (can\'t mention names but you know who you are). You 2 ROCK. This is the right place for anyone looking to be treated as a human and with respect. Thank you again Novus.
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F.G.
3.0
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I went here more than 5 years ago for a low-dose prescribed amount of a benzobuddies I had been given to help me sleep after childbirth. After a year or so, I was having g many side effects from it even though I took the same dose nightly. I had memory loss, fatigue, mild depression, and actual anxiety. As it turns out, I was having normal interdose withdrawal and my nervous system had adapted to the drug. I came to Novus to detox. They simply gave me valium (another, longer-acting benzodiazepine) for about 11 days and some vitamin B IV\'s. They are kind people, but this is not the way \"off\" benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, there is no easy way off of them. And no one right way. Some people slowly taper them... Although this is SO hard. Others cold-turkey or rapid taper them (what Novus tried to do). I came home and fell apart as soon as the valium wore off. It cost me a lot of money to take valium a few states away from my home. It simply isn\'t worth the money because it takes a long time to heal from the neuroadaptatioms that occur from this class of drugs. It took me five more years to recover fully and actually needed a sedating antidepressant that first year in order to sleep after the removal of the benzo. But I was eventually able to sleep again without meds and I healed. Novus is likely a great facility for some classes of drugs, but not benzodiazepine dependency. I did not have an addiction and I was not seeking the drug. I simply had a dependency that formed from taking it as prescribed. I have since taken part in a university study documenting the long term effects of this class of drugs. Several articles and studies exist since my time at Novus, as well as a movie coming out that is a documentary called \"As Prescribed\" that highlights the experiences of people that have been damaged from this class of drugs. I would say they mean well at Novus, but not all drugs lend themselves to rapid detox. And a valium substitution is not worth a trip to a detox facility. Any doctor can prescribe valium in decreasing doses for at-home rapid tapers. Novus IV\'s are simply mostly water-soluable B vitamins which you can take orally. Their injections are simply GABA. There is no magic to any of it. They don\'t help you heal from benzodiazepine dependency. A nurse from Novus said that those that have longer term effects than what Novus can fix had an underlying condition. However, she is simply not educated in the modern science of benzo dependency. Dr. would be a great place to start for benzodiazepine research as well as PubMed for recent research. Novus detox has a simple protocol that you can do at home with valium. However, true healing from this class of drugs will likely still take time on the order of months and years. Respectfully, Novus seems to care. However, they are just not adept at every solution and should not attempt to bill themselves as a solution for benzodiazepine dependency. The only cure is actually \"time\".
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Vp
2.0
Please don\'t waste your money and go here. We were promised our daughter would be detoxed from methadone and they had a great success rate. She would see a counselor and get addiction counciling. They kept her 11 days and released her...She felt good the day she left and quickly went downhill from there. Please don\'t let your loved ones go there. They made many promises that were false. So disappointed.The meals were the only decent thing there.
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Official Facility Response
After feeling so well when she left Novus, we are so sad to hear that your daughter is not doing well. Detoxing from methadone is a physical stabilization and return-to-health procedure which Novus is expert at, but should always be followed with a rehabilitation process at another facility. At Novus – we only do detox, but always recommend our patients continue onto rehab. We are sad to hear that your daughter is not doing well. If you contact us, we can help advise you on the next best rehab step for your daughter.
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Randall
No Rating
A great place a great program but the staff is what makes it special. Seemed like all patients had an important relationship with few staff members that they would bond with.For me I can\'t Thank 5 staff members in particular, and a few others it is definitely there life\'s purpose to help orhers. Keep showing that passion guys you are really making a difference
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TOMMY
5.0
Excellent
THE BEST! You will not find better! Everyone is different but if this staff and their methods can\'t do it for you I don\'t know who can! I was scared going and I flew from Cali. I would do it again if I had to which I\'m not but I hope that tells you how good they really are. Just make sure to communicate and they will do their very best. Not 95%, 100%! Thank you Novus for my new life home now and still doing great!
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TC
5.0
Excellent
Very nice detox center, I arrived and within a couple hours I had meds and was eating dinner. This place is a luxury hotel, The food is delicious and if you don't like it they will make something else if you let them know night before. I was on methadone 50mg and I had hardly any withdraw pain maybe the first night just until got meds, All the natural meds and others they give you really help, I slept and ate every day had no stomach troubles. I HIGHLY recommend this place it was GREAT the best detox experience you could think of. I was amazed with the whole process, The building and rooms are spotless and very very nice,( they were scrubbing the baseboards) This is the place to go for a pain free detox, I am still talking about how nice it was and how the staff treated you with utmost respect, they have all been through what you are and understand what your going through. If you are looking for a great detox you really need to look at Novus, I cant speak more highly of this place. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THEY DONE. They saved my live from the grip of methadone clinic.
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