Novus Medical Detox Profiled on Fox 13 Television Tampa Bay

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Novus Medical Detox and Director Steven L. Hayes were recently profiled on Fox 13, Tampa Bay, in a report also highlighting the upcoming legislation to register drug prescriptions in the state of Florida.

Novus Medical Detox ( was recently featured on television station Fox 13, Tampa Bay, in a report by Dr. Joette Giovinco. This report showed Novus Detox as one of the facilities in Florida for those seeking medical treatment for prescription drug addiction. Interviewed in the report was a patient of Novus Medical Detox who had recently come off Xanax.

Steven L. Hayes, Director of Novus Medical Detox was also interviewed by Dr. Giovinco in regard to the services offered. Mr. Hayes cited oxycodone, Oxycontin and methadone as the drugs that Novus deals with most often. He is a proponent of the proposed registration of drug prescriptions in the state of Florida and would like to see this legislation pass in May.

The Fox 13 report can be viewed at

Detoxification programs at Novus Medical Detox, individually designed and medically supervised, enable the individual to safely withdraw from alcohol or drugs and reduce the risk of severe drug withdrawal symptoms and adverse reactions. Medical detoxification under a doctor's care is often necessary for persons on such highly addictive prescription drugs as Oxycontin, Percodan, Vicodin, methadone, Lortab, codeine, and many others (see the list here:, since simply discontinuing medication, alcohol or other drugs can be dangerous and create other potentially severe medical problems.

About Novus Medical Detox:
While many medical detox programs take place in a hospital, Novus Medical Detox specializes in handling drug dependencies in a private setting that is stress-free, comfortable and safe. The facility, set on 3.3 wooded acres, offers private rooms, TV, DVDs and Internet. Detoxification Programs at Novus provide detox services for people wishing to withdraw from drugs like opiates, heroin, psychotropics, alcohol, or benzodiazepines. Novus uses a Suboxone protocol for people detoxing from pain killers.


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