Marvin L. Sponaugle, MD

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Marvin L. Sponaugle, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and has 33 years of experience.
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About Marvin L. Sponaugle, MD

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  • Anesthesiologists
Board Certified
Yes
Years Of Experience
33
Gender
Male
School
W Va University School Med
Insurances Accepted
Clean Record
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Bottom Line: In contrast to other online reviews and the tantalizing claims about this clinic, our experience here has been that major recoveries are rare. We have not seen any dramatic or even major or even noticeable turnarounds among the patients at this clinic during our patient's 4 months there. And our mid-20s patient has not improved, and in many respects is much worse off than before - despite being told from the outset that our patients problems, even after seeing test results, are very run-of-the-mill and ordinary, nothing this clinic doesnt see every day, and nowhere near as severe as multitudes of others theyve cured. The fellow patients our patient has come to know while at the clinic have fared no better. This has led me to question the data, sampling & calculation methods upon which the clinic bases its impressive published "success" rate. We have not seen anything to substantiate this clinics huge claims. We bet the farm on these people and now that theyve wrung out our last dime (we're down around $60,000; and we'd already spent lots of effort and bucks elsewhere, and so were seriously depleted even before starting this miracle program), theyre washing their hands of my kid despite terrible current condition and despite test results that have gotten progressively worse (e.g., Lyme markers have gone way up, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever markers have gone way up, CD 57+ N K result in the teens when normal is at least 100). So now, $60,000 / $70,000 later, how are we supposed to have any funds left to pursue helping our patient recover from the decline experienced while at this clinic?
CLASSIC BAIT AND SWITCH: For 4 weeks, our patients program consisted entirely of amino acid i.v.s (plus bushels of supplements all of which are pretty standard at clinics of this sort and all of which, under same or comparable brands, are readily available without the need to relocate to Florida). Then when test results showed a massive lyme infection, along with similarly severe Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, the response was 3 weeks of daily heavy duty antibiotic i.v.s with NOTHING to address the INEVITABLE FUNGAL SURGE (other than probiotics - which are just silly because crowding out theory doesnt work in the face of i.v. antibioticsthey kill the probiotics as well as bacteria... but they DON'T kill yeast and fungus, and in fact just allow them to run rampant). This despite the clinic's very own website articles that go on AT LENGTH about (i) how incredibly damaging and harmful antibiotics are, including destroying the patients immune system and gut, w great criticism of doctors who use the antibiotics approach, (ii) how antibiotics cause a downward spiral in health for Lyme patients, AND (iii) how THIS clinic employs a NATURAL approach, and kills / cures Lyme WITHOUT THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
AND YET ANTIBIOTICS are pretty much ALL THIS CLINIC USES!!! (The claim is that the secret sauce amino acid i.v.s boost the patients immune system to levels where it can defeat the infections and yet our patient, who has been on these amino acid i.v.s throughout the treatment, has had test results showing immune system markers on a continuous decline - to the point where they are now at absolutely rock bottom.) The only other kill treatments the clinic uses are Vitamin C and hydrogen peroxide i.v.s VERY common across the United States,
CLINIC COSTS & CHARGES: Approx. $8,000 - $!0,000 initial payment. I.v.s $125 to $300, but prices recently announced to go up by $50/each. Testing charges can range from $5,000-$8,000 per round (there will be at least 3 or 4 rounds). Upfront initial payment was represented to cover all office visits with doctor and assigned supervising nurse; however, just announced new policy is that the initial $8,000 to $10,000 is to cover overhead, with going forward appointments now $500 to see a nurse (which, the way the protocol is set up, has to happen at least once a week in order for the treatment to have any oversight) and $1,000. Essential adjunct therapies (such as colon hydrotherapy) can run $150 to $400 per week. All of this is approximate & just based on our experience and networking w other patients. Wide variation may exist
UNIQUENESS OF TREATMENT: The ONLY thing we obtained here that was unique was test results. SO bizarre how IMPOSSIBLE it is to find a doctor/ clinic that will even run any test!!! For years weve been turned away time after time after time. So for THE TEST RESULTS, and DIAGNOSIS, I am very grateful. Up until now we couldnt get anyone to run tests for mold toxicity, trichothecene levels, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted Fever, or really much of ANYTHING. It is a tremendous help to get a better handle on just what it is were fighting.
Unfortunately, we cannot see that the TREATMENT our patient has received has been of any benefit.

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Bottom Line: In contrast to other online reviews and the tantalizing claims about this clinic, our experience here has been that major recoveries are rare. We have not seen any dramatic or even major or even noticeable turnarounds among the patients at this clinic during our patient's 4 months there. And our mid-20s patient has not improved, and in many respects is much worse off than before - despite being told from the outset that our patients problems, even after seeing test results, are very run-of-the-mill and ordinary, nothing this clinic doesnt see every day, and nowhere near as severe as multitudes of others theyve cured. The fellow patients our patient has come to know while at the clinic have fared no better. This has led me to question the data, sampling & calculation methods upon which the clinic bases its impressive published "success" rate. We have not seen anything to substantiate this clinics huge claims. We bet the farm on these people and now that theyve wrung out our last dime (we're down around $60,000; and we'd already spent lots of effort and bucks elsewhere, and so were seriously depleted even before starting this miracle program), theyre washing their hands of my kid despite terrible current condition and despite test results that have gotten progressively worse (e.g., Lyme markers have gone way up, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever markers have gone way up, CD 57+ N K result in the teens when normal is at least 100). So now, $60,000 / $70,000 later, how are we supposed to have any funds left to pursue helping our patient recover from the decline experienced while at this clinic?
CLASSIC BAIT AND SWITCH: For 4 weeks, our patients program consisted entirely of amino acid i.v.s (plus bushels of supplements all of which are pretty standard at clinics of this sort and all of which, under same or comparable brands, are readily available without the need to relocate to Florida). Then when test results showed a massive lyme infection, along with similarly severe Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, the response was 3 weeks of daily heavy duty antibiotic i.v.s with NOTHING to address the INEVITABLE FUNGAL SURGE (other than probiotics - which are just silly because crowding out theory doesnt work in the face of i.v. antibioticsthey kill the probiotics as well as bacteria... but they DON'T kill yeast and fungus, and in fact just allow them to run rampant). This despite the clinic's very own website articles that go on AT LENGTH about (i) how incredibly damaging and harmful antibiotics are, including destroying the patients immune system and gut, w great criticism of doctors who use the antibiotics approach, (ii) how antibiotics cause a downward spiral in health for Lyme patients, AND (iii) how THIS clinic employs a NATURAL approach, and kills / cures Lyme WITHOUT THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
AND YET ANTIBIOTICS are pretty much ALL THIS CLINIC USES!!! (The claim is that the secret sauce amino acid i.v.s boost the patients immune system to levels where it can defeat the infections and yet our patient, who has been on these amino acid i.v.s throughout the treatment, has had test results showing immune system markers on a continuous decline - to the point where they are now at absolutely rock bottom.) The only other kill treatments the clinic uses are Vitamin C and hydrogen peroxide i.v.s VERY common across the United States,
CLINIC COSTS & CHARGES: Approx. $8,000 - $!0,000 initial payment. I.v.s $125 to $300, but prices recently announced to go up by $50/each. Testing charges can range from $5,000-$8,000 per round (there will be at least 3 or 4 rounds). Upfront initial payment was represented to cover all office visits with doctor and assigned supervising nurse; however, just announced new policy is that the initial $8,000 to $10,000 is to cover overhead, with going forward appointments now $500 to see a nurse (which, the way the protocol is set up, has to happen at least once a week in order for the treatment to have any oversight) and $1,000. Essential adjunct therapies (such as colon hydrotherapy) can run $150 to $400 per week. All of this is approximate & just based on our experience and networking w other patients. Wide variation may exist
UNIQUENESS OF TREATMENT: The ONLY thing we obtained here that was unique was test results. SO bizarre how IMPOSSIBLE it is to find a doctor/ clinic that will even run any test!!! For years weve been turned away time after time after time. So for THE TEST RESULTS, and DIAGNOSIS, I am very grateful. Up until now we couldnt get anyone to run tests for mold toxicity, trichothecene levels, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted Fever, or really much of ANYTHING. It is a tremendous help to get a better handle on just what it is were fighting.
Unfortunately, we cannot see that the TREATMENT our patient has received has been of any benefit.

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Not sure yet!! Hope nothing but great things come out of this!! DRUG FREE

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Not sure yet!! Hope nothing but great things come out of this!! DRUG FREE

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Great experience with Florida Detox. Jack Palumbo helped educate as to what they offer and was incredibly friendly, helpful and available to answer any and all questions. He helped me to realize I really could feel better! The tests ordered are thorough and are extremely helpful in getting to the root of the problem. I can't wait to come for treatment. Finally a doctor who fixes the root cause versus treating symptoms only!!!

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Great experience with Florida Detox. Jack Palumbo helped educate as to what they offer and was incredibly friendly, helpful and available to answer any and all questions. He helped me to realize I really could feel better! The tests ordered are thorough and are extremely helpful in getting to the root of the problem. I can't wait to come for treatment. Finally a doctor who fixes the root cause versus treating symptoms only!!!

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Doctor S, Gary: First, thank you all so much. What we didn??t know and could never have imagined about the last two weeks was the degree of love and kindness from each of you towards Paul, and your support for me. Above and beyond the call of duty is a totally inadequate description of your care. Words will never be enough, but thanks from our hearts.

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Doctor S, Gary: First, thank you all so much. What we didn??t know and could never have imagined about the last two weeks was the degree of love and kindness from each of you towards Paul, and your support for me. Above and beyond the call of duty is a totally inadequate description of your care. Words will never be enough, but thanks from our hearts.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle: I want to not only thank you for saving my life but also giving the meaning of life back to me again. It has truly been such a very long since I had any hope whatsoever. I have never been associated with such compassionate people before in my entire life. You were a Godsend. Opiates had begun to control my every waking moment and you helped me break that vicious cycle. I have a lot of had work ahead but at least I have a chance. At this point that is all I can ask for. God led me to you no doubt. God bless you both and I will keep in touch. With much love and gratitude.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle: I want to not only thank you for saving my life but also giving the meaning of life back to me again. It has truly been such a very long since I had any hope whatsoever. I have never been associated with such compassionate people before in my entire life. You were a Godsend. Opiates had begun to control my every waking moment and you helped me break that vicious cycle. I have a lot of had work ahead but at least I have a chance. At this point that is all I can ask for. God led me to you no doubt. God bless you both and I will keep in touch. With much love and gratitude.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, M.D. I am writing you this letter to ??thank you? for saving my life. I know that it was my decision to allow you to do so, but I would never have succeeded without your procedure and support. I have been trying to rid Oxycontin from my life for over 4 years. I??ve tried to Detox myself unsuccessfully 5 times. After making a decision to go RAAD have gone through the procedure, it has worked. No sweats, or crawly skin, and most importantly, no verbal abuse to my better half?. For you this procedure is successful ??medically? but for me, this procedure is and was ??God? sent. Again, I would like to thank you for offering it to someone that was close to dying and wanted to live a happy and successful life. Forever in your debt,

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, M.D. I am writing you this letter to ??thank you? for saving my life. I know that it was my decision to allow you to do so, but I would never have succeeded without your procedure and support. I have been trying to rid Oxycontin from my life for over 4 years. I??ve tried to Detox myself unsuccessfully 5 times. After making a decision to go RAAD have gone through the procedure, it has worked. No sweats, or crawly skin, and most importantly, no verbal abuse to my better half?. For you this procedure is successful ??medically? but for me, this procedure is and was ??God? sent. Again, I would like to thank you for offering it to someone that was close to dying and wanted to live a happy and successful life. Forever in your debt,

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It is very difficult to find the words that truly describe how overwhelmed I am by the trust, compassion, understanding, spirituality, love and care you have shown Heather before, during and since her treatment. I can only describe the entire experience as Devine Intervention. She has been under the care of highly skilled professionals??and in the arms of Angels.

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It is very difficult to find the words that truly describe how overwhelmed I am by the trust, compassion, understanding, spirituality, love and care you have shown Heather before, during and since her treatment. I can only describe the entire experience as Devine Intervention. She has been under the care of highly skilled professionals??and in the arms of Angels.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, It is with the deepest gratitude that I write to thank you for saving my husband??s life. This week one year ago he was detoxed by you after developing a tolerance to exceedingly high doses of narcotic medications prescribed by physicians for pain accompanying his chronic illnesses. He was taking more pain medication than is taken by many individuals who suffer from terminal cancer. He had developed so many side effects from his medications that it was difficult to tell what symptoms were caused by his illness and pain and what symptoms were caused by the medications independently. The medications had left him physically incapable of managing the day to day tasks much less the demanding work schedule he enjoyed prior to the onset of his declining health. He had begun to question the desirability of continuing his life under these circumstances. With only a few noteworthy exceptions, his physicians during this interval were non-responsive when we attempted to discuss our concerns and fears. Their only solution was to suggest changes in medications- from higher doses of one narcotic medication to higher doses of another. I began my search for alternatives. Dr. Sponaugle, I believe that we were led to you by God. When I read the verse from Jeremiah on your web site, I felt that my prayers were about to be answered. Conversations with you further cemented this belief. I was impressed from the start with the depth and breadth of your medical knowledge. You were familiar with the problems associated with my husband??s condition, and you worked with us to develop a ??game plan? for managing his physical pain, post detox. From the moment we arrived, to the day of our departure, you were concerned with my husband??s physical and emotional health as well as his spiritual well-being-this latter issue having never been addressed by any of his physicians to date. You always greeted us with a cheerful countenance, and you helped instill in my husband a positive attitude, a belief that all would go well. I had no fear of the detox procedure. I knew that in your hands, my husband would fare well. I knew that you had been blessed from Above and that a Larger Hand was directing events. Notwithstanding the exceedingly high doses of narcotics that my husband had been taking, there were no complications or problems associated with his detox. My husband had no withdrawal symptoms and no side effects from the procedure. We traveled home with a certain hope that life would return to at least some semblance of normalcy. We have far exceeded that expectation. It is now one year post-detox. We thank you for giving so much of yourself during my husband??s stay as well as during the subsequent months to his detox. While we are exceedingly impressed with your skills as a physician, we are even more impressed with the care and concern you have for all of your patients and for your fellow man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, It is with the deepest gratitude that I write to thank you for saving my husband??s life. This week one year ago he was detoxed by you after developing a tolerance to exceedingly high doses of narcotic medications prescribed by physicians for pain accompanying his chronic illnesses. He was taking more pain medication than is taken by many individuals who suffer from terminal cancer. He had developed so many side effects from his medications that it was difficult to tell what symptoms were caused by his illness and pain and what symptoms were caused by the medications independently. The medications had left him physically incapable of managing the day to day tasks much less the demanding work schedule he enjoyed prior to the onset of his declining health. He had begun to question the desirability of continuing his life under these circumstances. With only a few noteworthy exceptions, his physicians during this interval were non-responsive when we attempted to discuss our concerns and fears. Their only solution was to suggest changes in medications- from higher doses of one narcotic medication to higher doses of another. I began my search for alternatives. Dr. Sponaugle, I believe that we were led to you by God. When I read the verse from Jeremiah on your web site, I felt that my prayers were about to be answered. Conversations with you further cemented this belief. I was impressed from the start with the depth and breadth of your medical knowledge. You were familiar with the problems associated with my husband??s condition, and you worked with us to develop a ??game plan? for managing his physical pain, post detox. From the moment we arrived, to the day of our departure, you were concerned with my husband??s physical and emotional health as well as his spiritual well-being-this latter issue having never been addressed by any of his physicians to date. You always greeted us with a cheerful countenance, and you helped instill in my husband a positive attitude, a belief that all would go well. I had no fear of the detox procedure. I knew that in your hands, my husband would fare well. I knew that you had been blessed from Above and that a Larger Hand was directing events. Notwithstanding the exceedingly high doses of narcotics that my husband had been taking, there were no complications or problems associated with his detox. My husband had no withdrawal symptoms and no side effects from the procedure. We traveled home with a certain hope that life would return to at least some semblance of normalcy. We have far exceeded that expectation. It is now one year post-detox. We thank you for giving so much of yourself during my husband??s stay as well as during the subsequent months to his detox. While we are exceedingly impressed with your skills as a physician, we are even more impressed with the care and concern you have for all of your patients and for your fellow man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers always.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, First, I would like to start this letter by thanking God and you for giving me back my life. For as you know, I was weeks away from death. It must have been the higher power that woke me at 2:03 in the morning, and told me to go to the Internet to find Florida Detox. After reading your web page I knew this was the place I needed to be. I called your service immediately, and Michele, with true professionalism, care, and compassion, made the arrangements to start my medical care. The following day I was on a plane and in your office. And, moreover, on my way to recovery. Upon my arrival, I was amazed at the love, care, compassion, and spiritual guidance of all your staff. It is incredible how they made such a tragic painful event, a spiritual growth experience with no anxiety and very little pain. After several injuries to my back and neck, received in the line of duty, I was forced to retire in 1995. I saw a series of medical specialists, in orthopedic treatment and neurology, and the only course of treatment that I was ever offered was pain medication. At this time I was a single father of two, and my responsibilities to them came first, so I always believed that surgery was an option at a later date. In 2002, the L4 and L5, which were part of the original injury, but never caused any pain??due to degeneration and age??became problematic. This caused enormous pain, and my Pain Management Specialist sent me for a CAT scan. The results showed herniation and arthritis, throughout my spine. The doctor put me on oxycodone and percocet. This is when my trouble began. Unknown to me, oxycodone is an opiate intended to be used by terminally ill cancer patients. Its side effects are drastic. Literally, I went from feeling great on the first day without pain, to being bedridden in eight months. It took a failed detox, the loss of my wife, the estrangement of my children, and the worst nightmare of my life, to find Florida Detox. I am now three weeks opiate free, and have a new life. For the first time since my injuries, I am being offered a new course of treatment, which dose not involve narcotics. I am receiving acupuncture, trigger-point injections, physical therapy, and alternative medications. In short, life on life??s terms, no quick fix, no magic pill. If my letter is to ever help anyone, or rather help anyone to help themselves, then this is the message I want to send in the 21st century, American??s must be their own physicians first. Our health care system is in a state of crisis, due to sky rocketing costs, insurance agencies, and lawsuits. Health care has become a volume business. This is a sad commentary of the state of our country, but is absolutely true. Opiates were designed as a temporary solution only. Since opiates are addictive by nature, anyone who takes them will eventually become addicted, no exceptions. With the new medical field of ??Pain management? the addiction rate is growing to alarming proportions. I fell victim to the belief that if the doctor prescribed it, then it was all right to take, because ??he or she is the doctor?. I cannot stress this point strongly enough, ??there are no successful opiate users?. It is a certainty that one will become an addicted. If you are reading my letter and have come this far, then take the next step and call. This is a one of a kind facility. After hundreds of hours of research it is the only facility that I found to offer this kind of treatment. They are truly in the business of saving lives. I will continue to always pray for their success, for they are doing God??s work.

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Dear Dr. Sponaugle, First, I would like to start this letter by thanking God and you for giving me back my life. For as you know, I was weeks away from death. It must have been the higher power that woke me at 2:03 in the morning, and told me to go to the Internet to find Florida Detox. After reading your web page I knew this was the place I needed to be. I called your service immediately, and Michele, with true professionalism, care, and compassion, made the arrangements to start my medical care. The following day I was on a plane and in your office. And, moreover, on my way to recovery. Upon my arrival, I was amazed at the love, care, compassion, and spiritual guidance of all your staff. It is incredible how they made such a tragic painful event, a spiritual growth experience with no anxiety and very little pain. After several injuries to my back and neck, received in the line of duty, I was forced to retire in 1995. I saw a series of medical specialists, in orthopedic treatment and neurology, and the only course of treatment that I was ever offered was pain medication. At this time I was a single father of two, and my responsibilities to them came first, so I always believed that surgery was an option at a later date. In 2002, the L4 and L5, which were part of the original injury, but never caused any pain??due to degeneration and age??became problematic. This caused enormous pain, and my Pain Management Specialist sent me for a CAT scan. The results showed herniation and arthritis, throughout my spine. The doctor put me on oxycodone and percocet. This is when my trouble began. Unknown to me, oxycodone is an opiate intended to be used by terminally ill cancer patients. Its side effects are drastic. Literally, I went from feeling great on the first day without pain, to being bedridden in eight months. It took a failed detox, the loss of my wife, the estrangement of my children, and the worst nightmare of my life, to find Florida Detox. I am now three weeks opiate free, and have a new life. For the first time since my injuries, I am being offered a new course of treatment, which dose not involve narcotics. I am receiving acupuncture, trigger-point injections, physical therapy, and alternative medications. In short, life on life??s terms, no quick fix, no magic pill. If my letter is to ever help anyone, or rather help anyone to help themselves, then this is the message I want to send in the 21st century, American??s must be their own physicians first. Our health care system is in a state of crisis, due to sky rocketing costs, insurance agencies, and lawsuits. Health care has become a volume business. This is a sad commentary of the state of our country, but is absolutely true. Opiates were designed as a temporary solution only. Since opiates are addictive by nature, anyone who takes them will eventually become addicted, no exceptions. With the new medical field of ??Pain management? the addiction rate is growing to alarming proportions. I fell victim to the belief that if the doctor prescribed it, then it was all right to take, because ??he or she is the doctor?. I cannot stress this point strongly enough, ??there are no successful opiate users?. It is a certainty that one will become an addicted. If you are reading my letter and have come this far, then take the next step and call. This is a one of a kind facility. After hundreds of hours of research it is the only facility that I found to offer this kind of treatment. They are truly in the business of saving lives. I will continue to always pray for their success, for they are doing God??s work.

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Just over 7 months ago I was truly facing My LAST CALL because of alcohol . I was having heart arrhythmias, tremors, sweats, vomiting daily, lab values in a dangerous range I was dying in the literal and clinical sense. I wanted to understand but didn't, and I was too spent to FIX it myself by controlling and defeating this LIQUID. I was out of energy, spirit and hope. Everyone around me was being tortured by failed efforts, helplessness and confusion. And then I was led to Florida Detox with Dr. Sponaugle and his expert team by my sister Debbie & husband Dave who allowed this miracle to happen! ...Fast forward to now. I am so glad to be ALIVE and WELL. Not dulling or numbing my senses and cherishing each and every day. No cravings just a will to live right and to learn from that dark part of my history. There is a reason for this and time will uncover what that reason is maybe to give back to others that may be at or very close to their own personal Last Call. I don't know but I am so glad to be awake and alive enough if that that reason becomes clear I am capable of knowing it. I am so glad to be back. Good days and bad just like life is supposed to be. It is such a burden lifted not to constantly be lying. That guilt is SO heavy it is like being crushed. Using my brain, not breaking promises, not hiding from the world, all just a small list of daily life I am so grateful for. I am a person who is a skeptic of something that is too good to be true, but the MIRACLE that happened to me at Florida Detox has been even greater than my highest expectations and continues to be for my family also. Dr Sponaugle & Team had the instincts to get to the heart of what was necessary to begin healing. Looking at everything going on with me as a whole person and providing follow through plans to be whole for the future. I will be eternally grateful to all who helped me to get this far and hope I can somehow give back to each and every one of you something as real and priceless as this gift you have given to me. Believe...it is possible!

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Just over 7 months ago I was truly facing My LAST CALL because of alcohol . I was having heart arrhythmias, tremors, sweats, vomiting daily, lab values in a dangerous range I was dying in the literal and clinical sense. I wanted to understand but didn't, and I was too spent to FIX it myself by controlling and defeating this LIQUID. I was out of energy, spirit and hope. Everyone around me was being tortured by failed efforts, helplessness and confusion. And then I was led to Florida Detox with Dr. Sponaugle and his expert team by my sister Debbie & husband Dave who allowed this miracle to happen! ...Fast forward to now. I am so glad to be ALIVE and WELL. Not dulling or numbing my senses and cherishing each and every day. No cravings just a will to live right and to learn from that dark part of my history. There is a reason for this and time will uncover what that reason is maybe to give back to others that may be at or very close to their own personal Last Call. I don't know but I am so glad to be awake and alive enough if that that reason becomes clear I am capable of knowing it. I am so glad to be back. Good days and bad just like life is supposed to be. It is such a burden lifted not to constantly be lying. That guilt is SO heavy it is like being crushed. Using my brain, not breaking promises, not hiding from the world, all just a small list of daily life I am so grateful for. I am a person who is a skeptic of something that is too good to be true, but the MIRACLE that happened to me at Florida Detox has been even greater than my highest expectations and continues to be for my family also. Dr Sponaugle & Team had the instincts to get to the heart of what was necessary to begin healing. Looking at everything going on with me as a whole person and providing follow through plans to be whole for the future. I will be eternally grateful to all who helped me to get this far and hope I can somehow give back to each and every one of you something as real and priceless as this gift you have given to me. Believe...it is possible!

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I find myself on unfamiliar ground. I want to make this the most prolific thing that I have ever written. Yet, all that I can do is tell my story and pray that it touches just one soul. About five years ago, I was diagnosed with an eye disease. I received many different drugs to treat this affliction. One of them was morphine. I was on 180 mg a day. This drug was necessary for me to take for the eye pain for about a 2 year time period. Time and time again, I was assured, by the pain clinic doctor that I would be weaned slowly down from this powerful narcotic when the time was right. Yet, when the disease I had been suffering from went into remission, I was told to go to a Methadone Clinic. All that I knew of methadone was that it was some sort of drug used for heroin addicts. I was handed a prescription paper with the words ??Go to local methadone clinic for morphine detoxification.? I had no choice if I simply stopped the morphine I knew the horrible withdrawal that I would have to go through. Off to the Methadone Clinic I went. I had always thought myself a fairly streetwise woman. Well, let me tell you in the next 2 years that I was in the methadone clinic I learned things that I never ever knew even existed. I had not led a sheltered life, by any means, but some of the things I was witness to, changed me drastically forever. The injustice of a person whom was only following a doctor??s advice was a daily occurrence for me. The clinic was constantly firing and hiring different employees. From the ??dosing nurses? to the office workers to the drug counselor themselves. The clinic has ONE doctor who oversees around 250 patients. This is the one clinic out of the few that he runs single handedly. I was assured by the clinic doctor that I would be detoxed in about a 6 month period. There was ALWAYS another problem or reason that I couldn??t go down on my weekly milligram amount. To even see this doctor in person took at least 2-3 weeks for an appointment. I was started at 80 mg. Later, I found it would have been wiser to not have ever walked through their doors. I began to worry about a car malfunction for fear that I couldn??t get my precious dose for the day. I saw people come to the door of the clinic at exactly 11:03 am and they were turned away with a sneer and a grin. Dosing hours run from 5:30 am until 11:00 am. I was in terror of a hurricane because you have to go and find the mobile unit, to receive your dose. That is, if some one from the clinic came to work to drive it. It was always a secret place. I could go on and on about the terror of a daily methadone nightmare. It??s been known to be called ??liquid handcuffs!? But, chances are if you are reading this you already familiar with a methadone, opiate, or heroin nightmare of your own. I understand. I have been there too!!!! So, here I was, with this heavy on my mind and heart and in this monstrous mood at midnight. I couldn??t sleep so I was playing around on our computer and I hit the word ??methadone,? search and all sorts of sites came up. All I can say is, it was by the grace of God that I hit ??Florida Detox!!!!!!? That literally saved my life! Dr. Sponaugle was the Chief of Anesthesiology of a hospital called Helen Ellis Memorial. He runs a facility called Florida Detox. He puts you asleep and gives you certain drugs that push the opiates out of your body. You are asleep and you never feel a thing. Then you are awakened slowly, as they monitor you. Not too bad compared to cold turkey or even a slow methadone detox. The fact that I had completely given up on the medical community was solid to me, yet, something told me to look into this. I found about how kind and decent these people were. The receptionist who usually answers the phone gave me the most kind and reassuring answers. I found out that Dr. Sponaugle is a Christian. He was wonderful to me. I was constantly reassured and things were explained to me.

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I find myself on unfamiliar ground. I want to make this the most prolific thing that I have ever written. Yet, all that I can do is tell my story and pray that it touches just one soul. About five years ago, I was diagnosed with an eye disease. I received many different drugs to treat this affliction. One of them was morphine. I was on 180 mg a day. This drug was necessary for me to take for the eye pain for about a 2 year time period. Time and time again, I was assured, by the pain clinic doctor that I would be weaned slowly down from this powerful narcotic when the time was right. Yet, when the disease I had been suffering from went into remission, I was told to go to a Methadone Clinic. All that I knew of methadone was that it was some sort of drug used for heroin addicts. I was handed a prescription paper with the words ??Go to local methadone clinic for morphine detoxification.? I had no choice if I simply stopped the morphine I knew the horrible withdrawal that I would have to go through. Off to the Methadone Clinic I went. I had always thought myself a fairly streetwise woman. Well, let me tell you in the next 2 years that I was in the methadone clinic I learned things that I never ever knew even existed. I had not led a sheltered life, by any means, but some of the things I was witness to, changed me drastically forever. The injustice of a person whom was only following a doctor??s advice was a daily occurrence for me. The clinic was constantly firing and hiring different employees. From the ??dosing nurses? to the office workers to the drug counselor themselves. The clinic has ONE doctor who oversees around 250 patients. This is the one clinic out of the few that he runs single handedly. I was assured by the clinic doctor that I would be detoxed in about a 6 month period. There was ALWAYS another problem or reason that I couldn??t go down on my weekly milligram amount. To even see this doctor in person took at least 2-3 weeks for an appointment. I was started at 80 mg. Later, I found it would have been wiser to not have ever walked through their doors. I began to worry about a car malfunction for fear that I couldn??t get my precious dose for the day. I saw people come to the door of the clinic at exactly 11:03 am and they were turned away with a sneer and a grin. Dosing hours run from 5:30 am until 11:00 am. I was in terror of a hurricane because you have to go and find the mobile unit, to receive your dose. That is, if some one from the clinic came to work to drive it. It was always a secret place. I could go on and on about the terror of a daily methadone nightmare. It??s been known to be called ??liquid handcuffs!? But, chances are if you are reading this you already familiar with a methadone, opiate, or heroin nightmare of your own. I understand. I have been there too!!!! So, here I was, with this heavy on my mind and heart and in this monstrous mood at midnight. I couldn??t sleep so I was playing around on our computer and I hit the word ??methadone,? search and all sorts of sites came up. All I can say is, it was by the grace of God that I hit ??Florida Detox!!!!!!? That literally saved my life! Dr. Sponaugle was the Chief of Anesthesiology of a hospital called Helen Ellis Memorial. He runs a facility called Florida Detox. He puts you asleep and gives you certain drugs that push the opiates out of your body. You are asleep and you never feel a thing. Then you are awakened slowly, as they monitor you. Not too bad compared to cold turkey or even a slow methadone detox. The fact that I had completely given up on the medical community was solid to me, yet, something told me to look into this. I found about how kind and decent these people were. The receptionist who usually answers the phone gave me the most kind and reassuring answers. I found out that Dr. Sponaugle is a Christian. He was wonderful to me. I was constantly reassured and things were explained to me.

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Dr. Sponaugle, It has been about 3 weeks since Lance and I visited your facility. Lance has had an addiction problem for nearly twenty years. Lance has had a hollow look in his face, and a negative attitude, during these years. I can honestly say that since this treatment at your clinic, he has changed 100%. Lance is 35 years old and every day he hugs me and thanks me for bringing him to your clinic. Lance and I think you are the greatest man alive. I pray that Lance will continue with this positive attitude. Thank you for giving me back my son. Jack North Carolina

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Dr. Sponaugle, It has been about 3 weeks since Lance and I visited your facility. Lance has had an addiction problem for nearly twenty years. Lance has had a hollow look in his face, and a negative attitude, during these years. I can honestly say that since this treatment at your clinic, he has changed 100%. Lance is 35 years old and every day he hugs me and thanks me for bringing him to your clinic. Lance and I think you are the greatest man alive. I pray that Lance will continue with this positive attitude. Thank you for giving me back my son. Jack North Carolina

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Hello Dennis and Jack, hope you had a great weekend. I am feeling great completely off painkillers, thus my visit in December was a true success!

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Hello Dennis and Jack, hope you had a great weekend. I am feeling great completely off painkillers, thus my visit in December was a true success!

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I watched each Webinar.Great

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I watched each Webinar.Great

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The article was an amazing article and was the reason my wife and I came to Dr. Sponaugle to participate in his program.

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The article was an amazing article and was the reason my wife and I came to Dr. Sponaugle to participate in his program.

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The article about Dr. Sponaugle's clinic and form of treatment really resonated with me, as the treatments covered all problem areas involved in drug addiction. The success rate reported by the article was very impressive. I believe that there are many people that know someone that could benefit from this treatment. I believe that this therapy is worth the cost.

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The article about Dr. Sponaugle's clinic and form of treatment really resonated with me, as the treatments covered all problem areas involved in drug addiction. The success rate reported by the article was very impressive. I believe that there are many people that know someone that could benefit from this treatment. I believe that this therapy is worth the cost.

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We never made it to the clinic. We could not afford it.................but I listened on the phone and the Dr. sounded knowledgeable and my son could benefit, but I just keep praying that a door will open and he will find a way to go there. I wish insurance would cover it.

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We never made it to the clinic. We could not afford it.................but I listened on the phone and the Dr. sounded knowledgeable and my son could benefit, but I just keep praying that a door will open and he will find a way to go there. I wish insurance would cover it.

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I truly believe in my heart that Dr. Sponaugle saved my son's life. My son had been seeing specialists at Johns Hopkins Medical Center for over 2 years with no results and actually was getting progressively worse. Dr. Sponaugle was able to diagnosis him and treat him and we are seeing remarkable improvements! He is incredibly knowledgeable and an amazing doctor!

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I truly believe in my heart that Dr. Sponaugle saved my son's life. My son had been seeing specialists at Johns Hopkins Medical Center for over 2 years with no results and actually was getting progressively worse. Dr. Sponaugle was able to diagnosis him and treat him and we are seeing remarkable improvements! He is incredibly knowledgeable and an amazing doctor!

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My name is Allison, I was on 150ml of methadone and 12 ambiens daily. I can't express how much this experience has changed my life. Letting go and trusting the staff was very important. They treated me like a person and gave me my life back. Thank you everyone at Florida Detox and my nurse Elaine.

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My name is Allison, I was on 150ml of methadone and 12 ambiens daily. I can't express how much this experience has changed my life. Letting go and trusting the staff was very important. They treated me like a person and gave me my life back. Thank you everyone at Florida Detox and my nurse Elaine.

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Hi Jack, I am Michelle living in Belgium, the mother of Fritz who came a few moths ago to your clinic for Detox ( he was taking Oxicoton after an accident ). I wish he would write you himself to let you know how was his experience. I can only tell you what I know : it is like a wonderful miracle ! he feels good now and work. Thank you to all of you. Yours very truly, Michelle

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Hi Jack, I am Michelle living in Belgium, the mother of Fritz who came a few moths ago to your clinic for Detox ( he was taking Oxicoton after an accident ). I wish he would write you himself to let you know how was his experience. I can only tell you what I know : it is like a wonderful miracle ! he feels good now and work. Thank you to all of you. Yours very truly, Michelle

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Dr.Sponagule saved my wife's life.We went to two of the top rehabs in the country that failed my wife.Dr.Sponagule is a genius that will someday be recognized as the Doctor that changed how to treat alcoholism.My wife has been alcohol free for six months,versus 30 days from other treatments.We cant say enough good things about Doctor Sponagule.If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction Dr.Sponagule is your best choice . I'm writing this from the bottom of my heart hoping it can help save a life.

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Dr.Sponagule saved my wife's life.We went to two of the top rehabs in the country that failed my wife.Dr.Sponagule is a genius that will someday be recognized as the Doctor that changed how to treat alcoholism.My wife has been alcohol free for six months,versus 30 days from other treatments.We cant say enough good things about Doctor Sponagule.If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction Dr.Sponagule is your best choice . I'm writing this from the bottom of my heart hoping it can help save a life.

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My name is Debbie Hill and my son is approaching 3 years this June since regaining his life at FL Detox! I have been and am an avid spokesperson,as has Justin, ever since. We have sent many others who have regained their lives through requesting a never ending supply of info from FL Detox to pass out to people who we hear that need help. We receive calls constantly as we have not kept our story secret and share it with anyone who will listen or strangers who know someone who knows someone who is in need. We never ask for last names and that seems to help put some at ease knowing we are not going to know their true identities but we do ask for a call back if they decide to seek help. Most follow through and it is such a blessing to hear of yet another family being set free and regaining their loved one who was addicted. Dr. Sponaugle and his staff saved our son's life thus ours, as well. Mustin has gone on to become the wonderful young man he had been and has gained such a wisdom with such an overwhelming insight of life! I learn from him daily. He now sits in his truch after work in the parking lot overlooking our county jail watching for the existing inmates as most must go through that lot to get into town and he speaks with them, as most have been incarcerated for drugs, and tells them his story and gives out FL Detox cards. I have actually got to call and request more as I just gave my last one to a lady in a department store whose conversation I overheard about her grandson and went over and shared Justin's story and FL Detox and gave her my last card. There are not enough stars in the Heavens to rate Dr. Sponaugle and all he has done to bless our family. He with the grace of God by directing my computer search to FL Detox saved my son's life. We will be eternally thankful and happy to always help in any possible way to guide others in need to the one place that is the answer!

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My name is Debbie Hill and my son is approaching 3 years this June since regaining his life at FL Detox! I have been and am an avid spokesperson,as has Justin, ever since. We have sent many others who have regained their lives through requesting a never ending supply of info from FL Detox to pass out to people who we hear that need help. We receive calls constantly as we have not kept our story secret and share it with anyone who will listen or strangers who know someone who knows someone who is in need. We never ask for last names and that seems to help put some at ease knowing we are not going to know their true identities but we do ask for a call back if they decide to seek help. Most follow through and it is such a blessing to hear of yet another family being set free and regaining their loved one who was addicted. Dr. Sponaugle and his staff saved our son's life thus ours, as well. Mustin has gone on to become the wonderful young man he had been and has gained such a wisdom with such an overwhelming insight of life! I learn from him daily. He now sits in his truch after work in the parking lot overlooking our county jail watching for the existing inmates as most must go through that lot to get into town and he speaks with them, as most have been incarcerated for drugs, and tells them his story and gives out FL Detox cards. I have actually got to call and request more as I just gave my last one to a lady in a department store whose conversation I overheard about her grandson and went over and shared Justin's story and FL Detox and gave her my last card. There are not enough stars in the Heavens to rate Dr. Sponaugle and all he has done to bless our family. He with the grace of God by directing my computer search to FL Detox saved my son's life. We will be eternally thankful and happy to always help in any possible way to guide others in need to the one place that is the answer!

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This doctor is able to get into a lot of sites and delete negative reviews
Please google Dr. Sponagle complaints before going to this bogus detox facility. This is a total bait and switch place and more important, this man is dangerous!.

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This doctor is able to get into a lot of sites and delete negative reviews
Please google Dr. Sponagle complaints before going to this bogus detox facility. This is a total bait and switch place and more important, this man is dangerous!.

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I was detoxed from opiates in 2010 at Florida Detox. I have to be honest, upon my arrival I was not open to hearing the enormous amount of information that is shared during the first day of arrival. However, throughout the day I met several previous patients that attended the lecture and they gave me hope. Hearing about what Dr. Sponaugle had accomplished in their lives helped me to realize that I was not hopeless in my addiction. As I listened to Dr. Sponaugle speak I remember thinking that he truly understands addiction and what prevents people from being able to stay sober. I came in hoping to avoid painful withdrawal symptoms, but had very little hope of ever desiring sobriety. What I learned from my experience at Florida Detox changed my life forever. I no longer live in fear of relapsing. I was given the tools to truly fight my addition. The detox process was a breeze. I had NO withdrawals, NO cravings, I felt a little tired the day after. That's it! However, the wellness side of Dr. Sponaugle's program requires a little more committment. After follwoing his regimen for the past year and 1/2, I can without a doubt proclaim that I am no longer the addict that I was when I went there, nor I am the person I was before I started taking medications... I AM healthy, balanced, strong, and full of life!.

Thank you Dr. Sponaugle and your wonderful staff! May God bless you and continue to prosper your practice.

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I was detoxed from opiates in 2010 at Florida Detox. I have to be honest, upon my arrival I was not open to hearing the enormous amount of information that is shared during the first day of arrival. However, throughout the day I met several previous patients that attended the lecture and they gave me hope. Hearing about what Dr. Sponaugle had accomplished in their lives helped me to realize that I was not hopeless in my addiction. As I listened to Dr. Sponaugle speak I remember thinking that he truly understands addiction and what prevents people from being able to stay sober. I came in hoping to avoid painful withdrawal symptoms, but had very little hope of ever desiring sobriety. What I learned from my experience at Florida Detox changed my life forever. I no longer live in fear of relapsing. I was given the tools to truly fight my addition. The detox process was a breeze. I had NO withdrawals, NO cravings, I felt a little tired the day after. That's it! However, the wellness side of Dr. Sponaugle's program requires a little more committment. After follwoing his regimen for the past year and 1/2, I can without a doubt proclaim that I am no longer the addict that I was when I went there, nor I am the person I was before I started taking medications... I AM healthy, balanced, strong, and full of life!.

Thank you Dr. Sponaugle and your wonderful staff! May God bless you and continue to prosper your practice.

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I can't sit for over four hours for the doctor to show up in the office, over and over. I lost my construction job again. I wish I had done another program. Back to Narconon.

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I can't sit for over four hours for the doctor to show up in the office, over and over. I lost my construction job again. I wish I had done another program. Back to Narconon.

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I paid a total of $15,000 for an opiate detox with a Subutex Switch. Subutex is a powerful and addictive opiate. I was sadly not informed of the truth. If I had said I only had $8000, they would have jumped at it. I also paid $3000 for a detox from 1.5 mg. Xanax, which any reputable detox facility would have helped me wean from, for free. Both Detoxes were done without a doctor even speaking with me. I was loaded up on dangerous drugs and sent home with months of refills, all the while being readdicted to another opiate. I could easily have stayed in my home city and found a Subutex pusher (had that been my wish) for a fraction of what I threw away to this doctor. This is nothing but the most elaborate SCAM in the Addiction Industry. After a 2nd detox from the Subutex at a knowledeable and truthful facility, RDD Center in Michigan, my mission is to inform the ignorant out there (as I was) about the abuse that is going on in this Facility and throughout the country.

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I paid a total of $15,000 for an opiate detox with a Subutex Switch. Subutex is a powerful and addictive opiate. I was sadly not informed of the truth. If I had said I only had $8000, they would have jumped at it. I also paid $3000 for a detox from 1.5 mg. Xanax, which any reputable detox facility would have helped me wean from, for free. Both Detoxes were done without a doctor even speaking with me. I was loaded up on dangerous drugs and sent home with months of refills, all the while being readdicted to another opiate. I could easily have stayed in my home city and found a Subutex pusher (had that been my wish) for a fraction of what I threw away to this doctor. This is nothing but the most elaborate SCAM in the Addiction Industry. After a 2nd detox from the Subutex at a knowledeable and truthful facility, RDD Center in Michigan, my mission is to inform the ignorant out there (as I was) about the abuse that is going on in this Facility and throughout the country.

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Hey Kim from Tampa, don't you know yet, that the secret to waking up from the Marvin Sponaugle Detox, without feeling bad, is because they stick another opiate in your mouth when you wake up? It's not his Rapid Drug Detox or his wellness program that does the trick. It's Subutex that makes you feel so well and balanced. after your Florida Detox. Maybe you are like me and you didn't even realize that you are taking an opiate. I was told to continue taking Subutex (thinking it was a Naltrexone type agent) because it would make me feel better, and to take it until Steve got my body and brain balanced. So, I worked very hard for months on the wellness program. Although I spent nearly $15,000 on excessive testing and excessive supplements, I was told by Steve Sponaugle, when the program was over, that I was being left with a Slight Subutex Dependency, but that he had done wonders for me. I'm thinking, at this point, what wonders could you possibly be talking about? Then I was told to find a Subutex Pill Pusher and continue taking it the rest of my life. Not until I started researching Subutex, did I realize I was in a Big Mess! Not only could I NOT wean from it, (and was in bed for months trying to) I had to travel another great distance to Michigan and pay for ANOTHER DETOX, within 8 months of paying Sponaugle. I know, I know, I was very naive and way too trusting. That's the way Florida Detox likes their patients. They are very good at manipulating you into believing you know more than most doctors in the world, after listening to Rick preach a few times, but that is just a tactic that these manipulators use. When it was apparent that I wasn't being balanced, I was dropped like a hot rock and left to deal with a second opiate addiction, on my own. But I found a good Detox Facility in Michigan, Rapid Drug Detox Center, and I wasn't manipulated or cheated. You can read a lengthier testimony by me, about Rick Sponaugle, at Vitals.com, dated Dec. 7th. I must warn the reader that the opiate detox is unnecessary if you want to be put on a potent maintenance opiate, like Subutex. It is a waste of your money. Also be forewarned that a chemical Benzo detox, is dangerous and should only be used in case of a Dire Emergency, such as an overdose. Find out more about Benzo detox at RDD Center in Michigan. I paid $3000 for Sponaugle to Detox me. Any Ethical Facility will help you wean, for free, after an opiate detox. Become Aware of what you are doing and who you are choosing, or you may end up like me.

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Hey Kim from Tampa, don't you know yet, that the secret to waking up from the Marvin Sponaugle Detox, without feeling bad, is because they stick another opiate in your mouth when you wake up? It's not his Rapid Drug Detox or his wellness program that does the trick. It's Subutex that makes you feel so well and balanced. after your Florida Detox. Maybe you are like me and you didn't even realize that you are taking an opiate. I was told to continue taking Subutex (thinking it was a Naltrexone type agent) because it would make me feel better, and to take it until Steve got my body and brain balanced. So, I worked very hard for months on the wellness program. Although I spent nearly $15,000 on excessive testing and excessive supplements, I was told by Steve Sponaugle, when the program was over, that I was being left with a Slight Subutex Dependency, but that he had done wonders for me. I'm thinking, at this point, what wonders could you possibly be talking about? Then I was told to find a Subutex Pill Pusher and continue taking it the rest of my life. Not until I started researching Subutex, did I realize I was in a Big Mess! Not only could I NOT wean from it, (and was in bed for months trying to) I had to travel another great distance to Michigan and pay for ANOTHER DETOX, within 8 months of paying Sponaugle. I know, I know, I was very naive and way too trusting. That's the way Florida Detox likes their patients. They are very good at manipulating you into believing you know more than most doctors in the world, after listening to Rick preach a few times, but that is just a tactic that these manipulators use. When it was apparent that I wasn't being balanced, I was dropped like a hot rock and left to deal with a second opiate addiction, on my own. But I found a good Detox Facility in Michigan, Rapid Drug Detox Center, and I wasn't manipulated or cheated. You can read a lengthier testimony by me, about Rick Sponaugle, at Vitals.com, dated Dec. 7th. I must warn the reader that the opiate detox is unnecessary if you want to be put on a potent maintenance opiate, like Subutex. It is a waste of your money. Also be forewarned that a chemical Benzo detox, is dangerous and should only be used in case of a Dire Emergency, such as an overdose. Find out more about Benzo detox at RDD Center in Michigan. I paid $3000 for Sponaugle to Detox me. Any Ethical Facility will help you wean, for free, after an opiate detox. Become Aware of what you are doing and who you are choosing, or you may end up like me.

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He is the only Dr I would send my family to get help. He does not promise he delivers. I am healthy now because I followed his directions. People need to check him out if they are ready to start living instead of existing.

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He is the only Dr I would send my family to get help. He does not promise he delivers. I am healthy now because I followed his directions. People need to check him out if they are ready to start living instead of existing.

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Dr. Sponaugle treated my son for his heroin addiction in addition to other drugs. my son has never been the same! he has been given his life back. Dr. sponaugle was able to find defeciencies in his brain and body that were causing his to relapse all these years. It has been 5 wonderful years and I will never forget what Dr. Sponaugle and the florida detox center have done for my son and our family!! THANK YOU!!

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Dr. Sponaugle treated my son for his heroin addiction in addition to other drugs. my son has never been the same! he has been given his life back. Dr. sponaugle was able to find defeciencies in his brain and body that were causing his to relapse all these years. It has been 5 wonderful years and I will never forget what Dr. Sponaugle and the florida detox center have done for my son and our family!! THANK YOU!!

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Dr.Sponaugle not only has an amazing Detox method that allows people to wake up from Detox with no withdrawal symtoms he takes the time that is needed to help people find why they are sick or in pain. Dr. Sponaugle and his medical staff SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!

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Dr.Sponaugle not only has an amazing Detox method that allows people to wake up from Detox with no withdrawal symtoms he takes the time that is needed to help people find why they are sick or in pain. Dr. Sponaugle and his medical staff SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!

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SCAM ARTIST. My friend entered into Florida Detox addicted to the opiate oxycodone. Seven THOUSAND dollars later, he left addicted to buprenorphine (subutex, another opiate) and fully dependent upon adderall and neurontin to function. Sponaugle claims that "systemic candidiasis" contributes to the development and maintenance of an addiction, and subsequently prescribes CandiGone to treat it. All in spite of the fact that after studying infectious disease for some ten years, I've never heard the diagnosis "systemic candidasis" ever uttered. Why not just prescribe fluconazole? He clearly has a deal worked out to promote CandiGone with the makers of the product. Nearly every patient is prescribed it. STAY AWAY.

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SCAM ARTIST. My friend entered into Florida Detox addicted to the opiate oxycodone. Seven THOUSAND dollars later, he left addicted to buprenorphine (subutex, another opiate) and fully dependent upon adderall and neurontin to function. Sponaugle claims that "systemic candidiasis" contributes to the development and maintenance of an addiction, and subsequently prescribes CandiGone to treat it. All in spite of the fact that after studying infectious disease for some ten years, I've never heard the diagnosis "systemic candidasis" ever uttered. Why not just prescribe fluconazole? He clearly has a deal worked out to promote CandiGone with the makers of the product. Nearly every patient is prescribed it. STAY AWAY.

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Be prepared to pay thousands and be told you need to sell your home because of mold and you are sick because you have Lyme Disease, never diagnosed by the way, and you have Yeast in your gut and ADD. These are the excuses they give you for why you feel horrible and can't get off of Suboxone and the adderol they put you on after your rapid detox, which a doctor doesn't even do the detox, a nurse does it, plus all sorts of unnessary stuff. RUN from this place. You will never see the Dr, only his brother who is a retired engineer. He practices medicine without any medical license. Then after $36,000 you find yourself addicted to another opiate, Suboxone and you have to keep paying if you need more and you will because now you are addicted to Suboxone. I have never seen such a scam practice. The Florida Board of medicne should be notified and a formal complaint should be made about this place and Dr. Sponaugle.

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Be prepared to pay thousands and be told you need to sell your home because of mold and you are sick because you have Lyme Disease, never diagnosed by the way, and you have Yeast in your gut and ADD. These are the excuses they give you for why you feel horrible and can't get off of Suboxone and the adderol they put you on after your rapid detox, which a doctor doesn't even do the detox, a nurse does it, plus all sorts of unnessary stuff. RUN from this place. You will never see the Dr, only his brother who is a retired engineer. He practices medicine without any medical license. Then after $36,000 you find yourself addicted to another opiate, Suboxone and you have to keep paying if you need more and you will because now you are addicted to Suboxone. I have never seen such a scam practice. The Florida Board of medicne should be notified and a formal complaint should be made about this place and Dr. Sponaugle.

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