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Vita Novus / Fraud

Review updated:

Vita Novus, gone to GM... Too bad for the patients... GM took in the Vita Novus patients and staff because they were evicted from their prior location. After visiting this past weekend, it's clear that the patients from Vita Novus are not getting the treatment they thought they paid for... Just observing all the patients on the campus, Vita Novus patients and what appears to be their staff spend the majority of the time I observed huddled around a camp fire smoking cigarettes and drinking pop or power drinks. The few patients I had contact with voluntarily expressed their concern about their "lack of care" since coming to Vita Novus. These patients repeatedly asked how they could be apart of the "other program"? (GM) This John Haines guy is really a con-man... Shame on you! for taking advantage of these patients and their families... Taking their money and giving them nothing in return!!

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  • Wo
      Sep 12, 2011

    I shall reiterate what I commented about yesterday. It’s quite obvious that there were many satisfied clients out there who attended at this facility and have gone on to lead productive lives by continuing to work their program etc. No, I did not have anything to do with this particular facility but my comments here will justify what I feel has transpired:

    I cannot believe, for the life of me, or comprehend the validity of these complaints!! Am I reading the ramblings of a disgruntled employee or someone who did not complete the program because he or she felt they could go it alone or knew better?? I admire anyone who helps people recover. I also admire anyone who fulfills his/her obligation as an abuser of substance or alcohol, anyone who enrols in such a program. It’s a first step. Yes, there are wonderful programs such as the ones offered by this facility but folks, it takes YOU as an individual to first want the help and secondly to continue to help yourself with ongoing treatment, self control, attend your AA meetings etc. I am a retired psychiatric nurse and have dealt with various people who suffered terribly from substance abuse; some never made it through. Instead they chose to end it! We all know that abuse by substance, be it alcohol or drugs is a disease and will not cure by itself!! Folks, I don’t believe for one minute what I have read here. These complaints are childish and nothing short of those being lodged by someone suffering from psychological narcissism!!! Furthermore, slandering someone’s name here as you have blatantly done is definitely liable for a lawsuit. Remember, everyone can be located even though you haven’t used your true name or location! Continuing to call names or attempting to manipulate someone by runing their reputation only shows that you lack self control, lack professionalism but most of all, lack the ability to 'grow up' and take action for your own problems!

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  • An
      Oct 17, 2011

    VN ... is a bunch of [censored]. Their success rate ... don't believe it, while I was stuck there doing "super chores" for 45 days ... 7 patients returned because they relapsed. While at their transition house a few patients were getting high and showing up at the main house glorifying their drug use to patients. The patients who can't get drugs to the facility (most had them delivered) could always break in to the nurses station and get all the drugs they want and stay high for days without consequences (yes... it happened while I was there)

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  • Ge
      Dec 22, 2012

    Please Google, John Haines, Vita Nouvs, Muskoka Recovery, Pickerel Lake Recovery, Sexual Assault, Court Date, Drug Dealer, Addiction Canada Treatment Network,

    http://www.complaintboard.com/vita-novus-l1978.html

    Tasteofyourownmedicine

    Feb 23, 2012- neglect

    Anyone who thinks John is responding to these complaints think again, he doesn't have the balls and surely does not have the intelligence! He likely has given the task to his wife and co-worker's to do his dirty work for him...he is an expert at passing the buck! John does not give a rats ass about anyone that comes in this so called treatment facility, once he gets the CHEQUE, that's when your on your own.

    Believe me I know! You will be paying for services promised from vita novus you will never receive and Doctor's you will never see! Might want to keep your meds at home for you will never see them again, guess more money in John's pocket after he sells them for yet another profit! John, money is the root of all evil, so I guess this makes you the root...Money will not give you the happiness you so desire, but the THRUTH will.

    Let's move along to your trusty sidekick Matt who lies, cheats and kisses your ass daily so he has a place to live and other certain benefits... can all guess what these are... Just a suggestion don't leave your daughter, sister or any female around this man, he has a tendency to invite them to his apartment, which happens to be at vita novus!

    Long story short don't waste your time and energy sending someone you truly love to VITA NOVUS you will be sadly disappointed...there are better facilities out there...do your research

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  • Ge
      Jan 25, 2013

    Nothing has changed! John Haines is still being taken to Court for the Illegal Operation of Pickerel Lake Recover Center which changed to Muskoka Recovery Center which John Haines now is advertising as Vita Novus. He is stalling going to Court according to the Town of Armour. But don't worry John, the Town and Local Residents are going to Give You Your Day in Court!

    Be advised, HE STILL HAS A CEASE AND DESIST ORDER TO SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN. WHICH HE IS IGNORING!

    https://www.naatp.org/facility/vita-novus-inc/

    http://muskoka.kijiji.ca/c-services-other-Vita-Novus-W0QQAdIdZ438220434

    Phone: [protected]
    Toll-free: [protected] voice
    Fax: [protected]

    I spoke with CARF this week. Vita Novus/Addiction Canada Treatment Network or any of John Haines Illegal Rehab Operations are Not Registered or Accredited by them as John Haines Claims. Call the above number and speak with Judy or June. Also notice the “great review” John Haines gave himself at: http://www.weblocal.ca/user/2vntzkc – Does anyone notice that “Flexman” is the Author of both http://www.weblocal.ca/user/2vntzkc and https://www.naatp.org/facility/vita-novus-inc/ - I know, must be a coincidence, right John??? Wow, saying you are LICENSED BY CARF WHEN YOU ARE NOT? I'm surprised that you would tell a lie John, Shocking!

    Also, please go to: https://www.prbuzz.com/health-a-fitness/89023-vita-novus-treatment-center.html

    Notice the Vita Novus Review link on this and many other adds by john haines. When you click the “Reviews” it just goes back to their website. Funny thing is when you Google Vita Novus Complaints, well, there is a lot out there.

    (Just a Sample)
    https://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=vita+novus+recovery+center+complaints&oq=vita+novus+recovery+center+complaints&gs_l=serp.12...0.0.2.22152.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.ing6eNNL1qo&pbx=1&bav=on.2, or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=ad58aa7848033ec4&biw=1270&bih=641


    Again, this man is still running his Scams. He is Operating Illegally in Aurora and Newmarket also. They have been contacted. Did you get a Cease and Desist from them yet John???

    Hey how is the CARF stuff going??? The answer, IT'S NOT GOING. THIS IS CALLED FALSE ADVERTISING JOHN!

    SO AGAIN, NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!!

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  • Mu
      Apr 09, 2013

    NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS PICKEREL LAKE RECOVERY - CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS STILL IN PLACE - CURRENTLY OPERATING ILLEGALLY!

    http://www.armourtownship.ca/pdf/plrc_openhse_april13_2013.pdf

    NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING:
    TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION TO AMEND THE ARMOUR TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN TO RECOGNIZE THE PICKEREL LAKE ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTRE

    OPEN HOUSE
    Date: Saturday April 13, 2013
    Location: Karl Crozier Community Hall
    220 Centre Street, Burk’s Falls
    Time: 10:00 am Presentations followed by open house until 12 noon

    THE PROCESS

    Armour Council has not yet made a decision on the proposed Official Plan Amendment.People attending the Open House will be invited to comment on the proposal.

    After considering the comments received from the public at this open house and the Statutory public meeting, Council will make a decision whether or not to adopt the proposed Official Plan Amendment.

    This should be interesting….,

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  • Mu
      Apr 20, 2013

    http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/article/1606819–pickerel-lake-zoning-could-see-compromise

    Mary Beth Hartill |Apr 18, 2013

    BURK’S FALLS – Yes, no or compromise are the three options Township of Armour council will look at when it comes to a wellness centre operating on Pickerel Lake.

    An open house public meeting was held on April 13 at the Karl Crozier Community Centre in Burk’s Falls to discuss the zoning decision under consideration by the council for the Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre.

    “It appears to me right now there are three choices, ” said Reeve Bob MacPhail. “The first two choices are cut and dried. The council could just say no. The other sort of black and white is yes.”

    In the province of Ontario, there are no regulations for recovery facilities such as the one currently operating at the site of the former Pickerel Lake Lodge.

    “If we just said a flat yes it means the council really has no control over it so it may not be an option, ” said MacPhail. “The other option is what I call the compromise option between the yes and the no.”

    Under the Municipal Act a municipality can set up its own licensing system so they could agree to grant the zoning, however still impose rules and restrictions.

    “We could have a license that says the maximum number of clients that could be there, ” said MacPhail. “We could license the minimum number of staff that we have there.”

    Township planner Robert Miller says the effect on the local ratepayers is the prime impact the municipality has to consider.

    “The Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre, under a numbered corporation, purchased Pickerel Lake Lodge and established itself under the misapprehension that all it needed for approvals was a building permit, ” he said. “That assumption turned out to be false.”

    It was about year later when the Recovery Centre owners applied, after opening, for changes to the zoning and Official Plan.

    The applications were filed in November of 2012 and Wayne Simpson of Wayne Simpson and Associates, planner for the applicant, says amendments being sought to the Official Plan and zoning bylaw would accommodate the addiction recovery centre at the location.

    There was a concern raised about the legality of the operation after the facility had been ordered to cease operations by the Township for believing that the operations are in contravention of the zoning bylaw. The issue was taken to the Superior Court, however, that case has been put on hold with council deciding to deal with the planning issues as quickly as possible.

    Simpson says that although the facility provides non-medical and non-drug services.

    “We want to differentiate this facility from other facilities where there is medical care, where there may be care provided by doctors, clinicians and people administering drugs. What might come to mind is a detoxification centre, for example, ” he said. “This facility started off with those types of activities occurring at the facility but during the first six to eight months the facility was reshaped and redefined.”

    Those functions were moved off site and those employed to deliver those medical services are no longer at the site. There is a facility in Newmarket associated with the Pickerel Lake Recovery Centre providing medical treatment.

    “A recovery centre is not a defined use and is not a permitted use in the zoning, ” said Miller. “This is not an application to develop something, it is an application to define and validate something that is already established.”

    There are 156 acres of land but the changes would be applicable to only the front 10 acres, which includes the existing buildings.

    A proposed amendment to the Official Plan to allow a portion of the applicant’s property to be defined as “an addiction recovery centre which means a commercial use where, for those struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, wellness is promoted through the intensive delivery of a comprehensive range of non-medical and non-drug services, including spiritual, social, recreational, nutritional and educational programs that are customized to meet the particular needs of individual guests.”

    “This will be a place where individuals will go to escape their daily life routines … it’s important for some of these people who are at this facility to get away from their daily routines, to get into an environment that doesn’t trigger their addiction, ” said Simpson.

    Miller says with the compromise option, the license would keep a lot of the control in the hands of the Township.

    A decision must also be reached without what was referred to as ‘people planning’ that could contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including prohibiting individuals with afflictions.

    “If this is the nature of your complaint you should put your mind to this because that type of complaint is not available to you … it’s a recovery centre, ” said Miller.

    Miller also asked members to public to consider the common good.

    “There are over 35, 000 people in Ontario being treated for addictions to prescription narcotics. Alcohol is another problem, ” he said. “… there is a need for many, many people to be treated for these addictions.”

    Miller says the questions remains whether the residents on Pickerel Lake recognize the common good and the need for a treatment centre in the area.

    Simpson noted that as part of the Armour’s Official Plan there is a goal for a wider commercial and assessment base and more employment opportunities.

    “These are permanent year round positions, not seasonal, ” he said. “These employees will also involve a higher degree of education and higher salary and will be spending here and everything that goes along with that.”

    He notes the facility promotes the health of Ontarians and the environment and the lodge will be as environmentally sound as previous uses.

    “People can be assured that what takes place at the centre will exist within the regulations, ” said Simpson. “The centre will be fully under control of the municipality under the municipal Official Plan and the bylaw.”

    “The other question is, is the old Pickerel Lake Lodge a suitable location for a licensed and inspected drug recovery centre if one considers the common good if it is properly regulated and properly controlled, ” said Miller. “We need to think of both sides.”

    There will be a statutory public meeting slated at a future date, likely during the summer, and council will deliberate after that time.

    MacPhail says that regardless of council’s decision the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will make the final decision.

    “There is a final step, which nobody hopes we ever get to, if someone is not happy with the final decision made by Municipal Affairs then they can appeal it and it goes to the Ontario Municipal Board, ” he said.

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  • Ha
      Jun 21, 2013

    W5 & MARKET PLACE ( CTV AND CBC's INVESTIGATIVE NEWS SHOW WHERE THEY EXPOSE FRAUD) IS INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH ANYONE, CLIENT'S, FORMER EMPLOYEES & COUNSELORS WHO CLAIMED THEY WERE HIGH ON DRUGS AND JOHN HAINES KNEW ABOUT IT WHEN THEY WERE DOING INTERVENTIONS, ANYONE WHO HAS HAD DEALING WITH JOHN HAINES AND HIS ILLEGAL REHAB CENER'S. CALL THEM!

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  • Ha
      Jun 23, 2013

    ILLEGAL REHAB CENTERS - VITA NOVUS - PICKEREL LAKE RECOVERY - MUSKOKA RECOVERY - ADDICTION CANADA TREATMENT NETWORK

    W5 & MARKET PLACE ( CTV AND CBC's INVESTIGATIVE NEWS SHOW WHERE THEY EXPOSE FRAUD) IS INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH ANYONE, CLIENT'S, FORMER EMPLOYEES & COUNSELORS WHO CLAIMED THEY WERE HIGH ON DRUGS AND JOHN HAINES KNEW ABOUT IT WHEN THEY WERE DOING INTERVENTIONS, ANYONE WHO HAS HAD DEALING WITH JOHN HAINES AND HIS ILLEGAL REHAB CENER'S. CALL THEM!

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  • Li
      Oct 16, 2013

    ALMAGUIN NEWS - THURSDAY OCTOBER, 10, 2013
    VITA NOVUS - PICKEREL LAKE RECOVERY - PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 5, 2013

    http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=4d7c5bf3-8236-4988-9d9f-da6bfa191866

    READ THE STORY FOR YOURSELF. WOW, YOU MEAN JOHN HAINES HAS BEEN LYING (TRYING TO LIE, YOU'RE AN IDIOT, JOHN) SHOVE THAT COKE UP YOUR NOSE LOSER! CURRENT CEASE AND DESIST ORDER!!!

    DOORS WILL BE SHUT SOON! I AM SURPRISED NO ONE HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED, OR DIED AT THIS ILLEGAL REHAB CENTER. THE STUFF THAT GOES ON AT THIS PLACE, WOW!!! HEY JOHN, HOW DO WE GET A HOLD OF YOUR SO CALLED DOCTORS. CAN'T SEE TO FIND THEM. THAT'S CALLED FRAUD!!!


    http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=4d7c5bf3-8236-4988-9d9f-da6bfa191866

    See Botton of the above Page: Story about ILLEGAL REHAB CENTER - PICKEREL LAKE RECOVERY. Continued on Page 5

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  • Li
      Oct 18, 2013

    You can find some of the Story here: Copy and Paste into your Browser. Waiting for more Videos John. Come on..., You've got our attention greathealer..., Slow Down on the Cocaine buddy!

    http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news-story/4160449-public-airs-concerns-over-rehab-centre/

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  • Li
      Dec 02, 2013

    http://blog.canadiandrugrehabcentres.com/2011/12/16/welcome-to-pickerel-lake-recovery-center/

    WOW, MORE THAN A YEAR AGO YOU SAID WHAT ABOUT CARF JOHN/MUSKOKAFINE???"

    admin says: October 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    A while ago you told us you would be registered with C.A.R.F. and following their guidelines. Have you registered with them? Have you booked your first inspection?

    MuskokaFine says:
    October 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Yes we have started the procedure and will post as soon as we have become fully registered with C.A.R.F. Please note as you indicated that the C.A.R.F. registration can be a year long process.

    AND MORE THAN A YEAR LATER WE GET, , IT'S NOT OUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, IT'S OUR "REGISTRATION NUMBER" WHAT A LOSER. TOO MUCH COCAINE BUDDY. SLOW DOWN!!!

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