meet the novus west palm beach staff

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kristin Miller, LCSW

    Clinical Coordinator

    For over 10 years, Kristin has been dedicated to effectively helping others overcome barriers to bettering their lives. Her focus has been on clinical assessment, counseling and case management in both individual and group settings, managing social and healthcare needs for adults, children and families. At Novus, she has found the opportunity to apply her many skills to overseeing and ensuring continuity of each individualized treatment plan and effective education for patients. Her care and understanding have made her the person that patients seek out for guidance and help and she always responds as a willing listener. She has a Masters in Social Work from Colorado State University and with post-graduate studies earned her LCSW, licensed by the State of Florida.

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

  • “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.

  • “I believe that the care provided was the best I’ve ever known. Everything expected of me was easy to accomplish with the help of all staff. Thank you ...”

    B.B.

  • “A+ they are the best! Always remember you may feel like this is going to be impossible to you but turn it around and say, I’m possible. I love you all ...”

    D.R.

  • “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.

  • “I can only say I cannot imagine a more caring and compassionate team of professionals! They made what could have been a terrible experience not only ...”

    R.S.

  • “You guys are the real thing. Be proud of what you do. You literally changed my life. My advice to other people struggling with addiction: Do NOT detox ...”

    B.S.

  • “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.

  • “Best place to detox!”

    C.M.

  • “Each and every staff member, from nurses to admin to kitchen to techs to housekeeping, literally went out of their way to show personal interest in ...”

    L.A.

  • “My journey has just begun but without Novus I didn’t think I could make it.”

    C.M.

  • “I cannot express how awesome the entire staff was! Novus goes above and beyond good service. The place is impeccable clean, they strive to meet your ...”

    G.P.

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

    H.W.

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

    D.G.

  • “I couldn’t ask or expect any better!! They are exceptional and go above and beyond what I would ever anticipate a detox facility to offer.”

    B.F.

  • “You guys truly made my experience at Novus as comfortable and helpful as possible. Thank you so much, I cannot emphasize that enough.”

    C.D.

Success Stories

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    Everything was great at my visit here. I was doing 180-210 mg of OxyContin a day . It became ridiculous spending most of my money on pills and ...

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