Novus Medical Detox seemed to be the right choice when helping a family member seek the treatment that was needed for his recovery. They seemed compassionate and assisted on getting you in the door with the treatment plan they offered. Admissions Counselor, Paul Weiss is all about the sale of getting you in the door and NOTHING more, once NOVUS failed to treat, we reproached Paul, he was a completely different person and didnt care. When our family member entered Novus Medical Detox, they left him medically unattended for almost 24 hours, as he was in a fragile state detoxing off of high doses of Heroin. This was very inhumane, especially as a person is attempting to get clean and get their life back. They were approached by the patient and family members multiple times with question of treatment however, it went nowhere. The sad part is this is happening to thousands of individuals every day and it MUST come to an end. After only a few days he left Novus seeking a new detox center because of the lack of medical attention. After we phoned regarding the $5,000 that was put upfront for service and they did NOT return calls and communicate with us, Novus is completely avoiding the situation. I dont want to see others at such a fragile state experience this type of care. This seems to be an ongoing issue with these types of centers and until people speak out with TRUTH, nothing will change. REPORT COMPANIES LIKE THIS BELOW!

Scammers are capitalizing on the opioid epidemic by marketing phony treatments. The FTC and FDA recently issued a warning to companies that deceptively advertise these treatments.

How this Scam Works:

You see an ad for a product that claims to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms. Many of these phony products claim to be a "miracle cure" with "guaranteed" results. Many brands stress that their pills are "all natural," "organic" and contain vitamins and herbs. For examples, check the FDA's Flickr account of photos of illegal products.

Trying one of these "cures" may seem harmless, but it's more than just a waste of time and money. Using products with unsubstantiated claims can prevent those addicted to opioids from seeking safe and effective treatments.

Tips to avoid this scam:

Be skeptical. Beware of any product making claims like "miracle cure" or "fast results - guaranteed." Many of these treatments that make these bold promises are not FDA-approved.
Find help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a referral and information service. Consumers can call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit for confidential and free information.
Check with a doctor. Before taking any dietary supplement, ask a health provider about it. Find a list of questions on
Check with BBB. Visit to view the company's BBB Business Profile. Business Profiles include contact information, complaint history, and customer reviews.
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