meet the novus west palm beach staff

  • Samantha Wasicsko, RN, BSN

    Nurse Manager, Novus West Palm Beach

    Samantha Wasicsko, RN, BSN, joins Novus following an 8 year history specializing in addiction nursing. She brings a wealth of leadership experience along with a professional and personal passion to help those afflicted with substance abuse. Samantha was born and raised right here in South Florida and received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Barry University. When asked why she specializes in addiction nursing, she is quick to say that making a difference in a patient’s life and creating an environment to safely move patients to their next step brings her professional satisfaction. Samantha thrives to create a best in class, best standard of care and the best place for nurses to provide care.

  • Kent Runyon

    Executive Director, Novus West Palm Beach

    With over 20 years of management experience in developing and directing accredited social services programs, Kent Runyon joined Novus in 2013 as Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Center where he oversaw the expansion of the Center from 15 to 30 beds. Now at the West Palm Beach Center, Kent will oversee the day to day development of this new facility. Kent was drawn to Novus by its innovative approach and its mission to help eradicate the prescription drug abuse epidemic through detox services and education. He regularly appears as a speaker at industry events and is interviewed frequently on local and regional media due to his expertise and experience in the field of recovery. Kent received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State University and later received his Masters Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

  • Jeremy Moore, CRRA

    Manager, Detox Support Services, Novus West Palm Beach

    Jeremy has his own personal story of struggling with addiction and his path to recovery. He now brings his knowledge, his care and understanding to others experiencing the suffering of substance abuse. Now, as a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator, he has worked actively in recent years in the recovery community and is dedicated to helping people achieve permanent sobriety.

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THE NOVUS DIFFERENCE

We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

  • Personalized Detox Programs
  • Quality, Patient Focused Care
  • Medical & Personal Support with 24/7 Accessibility
  • Enjoy a Therapeutic, Spa-Like Environment
  • Our Programs Combine the Best Medications & Holistic Supplements
  • We Offer Private or Comfortable-Shared Rooms

Read Our Patients' Stories

  • “I am very happy I came here for my detox. It was good that Eric and George took charge and got me to arrive here. I am grateful to JJ, Jean and ...”

    C. F.

  • “After my experience at Novus, god forbid I ever relapse I wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else! Best detox facility in the USA!”

    C.D.

  • “[At Novus] withdrawal can be managed medically and safely with the most qualified medical staff, as well as other personal problems/needs.”

    C.W.

  • “Detox is a very scary thing and Novus takes it very seriously. They will do everything they can to keep you comfortable. Detoxing at Novus is a walk ...”

    F.D.

  • “Novus is the very best detox facility. Staff is so very caring, competent, always there to answer questions and talk. The use of natural remedies, IV ...”

    M.F.

  • “I would recommend Novus to anyone who needed this level of care. Thank you for everything and I will come visit once I am a new sober man!”

    M.R.

  • “I was truly amazed at how quickly my time here passed. I was extremely comfortable at all times. Each and every one of the staff members were overly a ...”

    F.S.

  • “I was very impressed with the use of holistic medications as opposed to pharmaceuticals. My stay here was far above what I expected. I know I have to ...”

    J.P.

  • “There’s always light in horrible situations even if they don’t go as planned; I love you all.”

    H.W.

  • “Amazed at the friendliness and attention to patient care. Pleased with 1 on 1 with staff.”

    R.M.

  • “Some professions you expect or demand super human qualities from those who work there. While that expectation may seem unrealistic, every single staff ...”

    M.P.

  • “Complete absence of judgment. Encouragement and genuine compassion!”

    M.F.

  • “Detox made easy. I didn’t want to have to come here for a second time, but there was nowhere else I would go. Flew across the U.S. to be at the best ...”

    J.F.

  • “Everyone on the staff was great and compassionate throughout my stay.”

    C.N.

  • “All personnel were top notch dedicated to my success in this program.”

    D.G.

Success Stories

For a Sustainable Sobriety™
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  • Kelly Osbourne: In Her Own Words

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  • Chris Herren: "Hiding My Addiction Was a Full-Time Job"

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