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Changes Treatment Center

Our Mission

Here at Changes Treatment and Recovery Center, we are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment. We are dedicated to our patients' recovery, and feel a deep sense of gratitude whenever they show their thanks.


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Our Dedicated Staff

Daniel Scorzelli

Daniel Scorzelli, CAC, ICADC

Daniel Scorzelli is a Florida State Certified Addiction Counselor and also holds an International Credential as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Daniel is also the administrator of the Changes DUI Program.

Dan is a native of New York, residing in South Florida for the past 35 years. Dan is a veteran of the United States Navy and is wholly versed in the 12 step based approach related to treatment and recovery. Dan Scorzelli provides 1 on 1 counseling and is also a Group Facilitator at Changes.

Shannon Wagner

Shannon Wagner, MSW, RCSWI

Primary Therapist

Shannon Wagner is a Primary Therapist who obtained her bachelors degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University and her Masters degree from Florida Atlantic University in Social work.

Shannon is a native of Florida, residing in South Florida for the past 4 years. Shannon has been working in substance abuse as a Primary Clinician working towards obtaining license for the past 3 years. Shannon has been a passionate advocate for people struggling with addiction as the disease has effected those close to her. Shannon has been consistently developing new skills through training and identifying new approaches through therapeutic interventions to work best with the substance abuse population.

Alida UR

Claims Specialist

Alida is originally from New York and has worked in the medical profession for over 18 years. She is a Certified Medical Coder. She relocated to Florida just two years ago. She is very proud to work at Changes Treatment and recovery. She has worked for a wide variety of medical specialties but working in the field of substance abuse is one that she has found to be profoundly rewarding.

Human beings experience life stressors, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. Changes has great passion to bring healing and sobriety to those in need of our services. We strive with them to find healthy perceptions of themselves and to strengthen their relationships so that they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and live a sober life. She is proud to be a part of Changes. I have a son in recovery and this is the experience I would want him to have.

Robert Buto

Robert Buto

Patient Advocate

Robert Buto holds what we believe is the most important position at Changes Treatment and Recovery as Patient Advocate. He has a deep sense of compassion and unconditional love for the suffering addict. The Buto family founded Changes to honor Rob's dedication to his recovery. The Butos also wanted to help other families find the path away from pain and drug use towards healing. On any given day at Changes, Rob is seen interacting with clients offering hope and helping them plan their futures. He is the heart and soul of Changes Treatment and Recovery Center.

Dr. Ira Fine, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Ira M. Fine is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He is adamant about treating patients with dignity and respect and educating families and the community that addiction is a disease not a moral shortcoming.

Dr. Fine believes there is a great need for more personalized medical attention, in today's hectic world. He has adopted an uncommon approach to the modern physician/patient relationship in the form of Personalized Medical Care (PMC).

He carefully manages each and every one of his patients with the individual care and attention they deserve. Dr. Fine maintains close affiliations with Delray Medical Center and Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He personally treats every client at Changes and is up to date of cutting edge treatments for medical problems commonly associated with addiction. Dr. Fine specializes in providing nutrition advice and non-narcotic pain management options to clients who need these additional services.

Samantha Felice

Claims Specialist

Samantha is the Claims Specialist at Changes Treatment and Recovery Center. Samantha has been with Changes since our facility opened our doors. She is highly dedicated to her own personal recovery, and is an integral part of the Changes Team. Samantha's responsibilities include insurance verification, billing, claim processing, and payment of claims. Samantha can answer any questions regarding claim processing or any questions you may have regarding correspondence from your insurance company.

Diane Papantonio

Diane Papantonio

Case Manager

Diane is our Case Manager. She is personable and a dedicated employee who works directly with clients and advocates for them as well. She offers thoughtful, comprehensive and constructive feedback to staff members and the clients themselves. She shows the utmost level of professionalism supports the clients as they go through their treatment and recovery and is the clients point of contact for making their appointments and seeing to their needs. She coordinates all treatment activities with services provided to clients by other resources. She has established relationships with clients that still exist long after they are gone, clients love her, and she always has their best interest at heart.

Joseph Buto

Social Network/Outreach Coordinator

Joseph Buto is Robert's oldest son. Joe is responsible for Changes Social Network and works side by side with our Community Outreach Coordinator Growing up in an addictive household, understanding how life was for an addict and then watching his father's commitment to recovery and sobriety, his father's compassion and dedication to saving lives, made Joe realize he wanted to join his father in his journey to fight this disease. Joe too is now passionate and committed to Changes and saving lives.

Joe is responsible for planning all activities for our Clients and getting involved with community functions, events, presentations and workshops in regard to drug and alcohol addiction.

He is also responsible for our Web Site content and other media related marketing initiatives.

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