photo of Dr. Brent Agin Medical Director, Dr. Brent Agin

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.

photo of Deputy Director Kirk Burness Director, Kent Runyon

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.

photo of Counseling Staff, Hayden Potter Counseling Staff, Hayden Potter

Hayden is a Certified Addiction Professional with eight years of experience in the field. He has a B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in addiction studies.

Hayden has spent four years at Novus working directly with hundreds of clients at the inpatient detox level. He's been to rehab and recovered from his own drug addiction and is now happily married with children. His knowledge and personal experience with addiction are invaluable in helping others overcome problems with drugs or alcohol.

photo of Admissions Counselor Paul Weiss Admissions Coordinator, Paul Weiss

Growing up in the drug culture, Paul spent many years enmeshed in all that involves. After recovering from his own drug addiction, Paul has worked for the last 8 years to help others escape the control of drugs in their lives. His personal understanding of what it takes to decide to change one's life makes him invaluable for anyone needing a concerned and caring ear. Now happily married and a new father, Paul works every day to be a haven for those who want to be free of the influence of drugs.

photo of Admissions Counselor, Justin Fraser actually spelled Fraser Admissions Coordinator, Justin Fraser

Justin started out in admissions for a residential treatment center nearly 10 years ago. He handled admissions, interventions and worked with families from all over the United States and Canada. Since Novus's beginning, Justin has used Novus as his choice detox, referring patients in from all over the country for medical drug detox. Justin then decided to join Novus full time in 2012. Justin understands both sides of addiction. After a sports injury in the late 90's he was introduced to prescription drugs and struggled with getting off of them for multiple years. After his successful recovery over a decade ago, he has been helping people battling addictions since.


Fortunately, drug abuse can be effectively treated, safely and comfortably with Novus Medical Detox proven procedures.

  • We don't treat you like an addict
  • We understand drug abuse
  • Our state of the art Florida Medical Detox facilities and competent medical staff have the highest success rate obtainable

At Novus Medical Detox, we employ proprietary vitamin protocols to help every patient get through their detox faster and more easily than they ever imagined, and become free of their addiction. Some even say they leave Novus being in better health than before they started abusing drugs.

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