TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CNS-Wellness Inc., a
wholly owned subsidiary of Wellness Center USA, Inc. (OTCQB:WCUI),
announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Caron
Renaissance (Boca Raton, FL) to initiate a neuro-therapy pilot program
for its alcohol and drug abuse patients.
Caron Treatment Centers is a nationally recognized non-profit provider
of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. With more than 50 years in the
field, Caron Renaissance (Caron) is one of the most prestigious
treatment facilities in the country. Caron pioneered the Florida Model
of alcohol and drug treatment and is a longer-term, 261 bed adult
rehabilitation center. The expert staff at Caron Renaissance
specializes in dual-diagnosis and alternative addiction treatment
rehabilitation, providing services to patients 18 years of age and
Using a leading edge and unique brain-based approach to the treatment
of substance abuse and craving disorders, CNS Wellness (CNS) will offer
services to the patients for The Neuro-Rehab Program at Caron
Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive. When treating substance abuse and
dependence, CNS’s approach can make the difference between success and
relapse by resetting the brain’s addiction network. The pilot program
will start in the month of September, 2013 at the Boca Raton, Florida
CNS’s Brain mapping identifies dis-regulation in brain function.
Neuro-therapy helps with stimulation and feedback to restore brain
function to the norm. This is one of the goals of neuro-rehabilitation,
and this important component is often overlooked or ignored at other
recovery programs and centers.
“The addition of a neuro-rehabilitation program for Caron Renaissance
has been a component of a complete program of recovery that we have
wanted to include for some time now. We are excited to be able to
partner with industry leader CNS Wellness,” said Sid Goodman, Executive
Director of Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive of Boca Raton.
“CNS’s brain-based approach to assessment, combined with our multimodal
neuro-therapy modalities, is ideally suited to broadening the options
for care delivery in the Caron Renaissance recovery population,” said
Dr. William Lambos of CNS. Results from thousands of peer-reviewed
journal articles support the efficacy of neuro-therapy in clinical
studies: 85% of clients report significant improvement.
According to Mr. Andrew Kandalepas, CEO of Wellness Center USA, Inc.,
“The growth of CNS’s treatment model into the substance abuse and
dependence area is a natural extension of our brain-based approach to
behavioral health issues. It represents the next stage of evolution in
WCUI’s development as a leading-edge health care organization.”
Alcoholism: Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in
the U.S., affecting 17.6 million people, or 1 in every 12 adults. More
than 50% of all adults have a family history of alcoholism, and more
than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent
is dependent or has abused alcohol.
Drug Dependence: 20 million Americans ages 12 or older (8% percent of
the U.S. population) used an illegal drug in the past 30 days.
Additionally, the abuse of prescription drugs is growing, with an
estimated 48 million Americans ages 12 and older (20% of the U.S.
population) using prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons.
About Caron Renaissance:
Caron Renaissance https://www.caronrenaissance.org located in Boca
Raton, Florida, pioneered the Florida Model of alcohol and drug
treatment and is a longer-term, 261 bed adult rehabilitation center.
The expert staff at Caron Renaissance specializes in dual-diagnosis and
alternative addiction treatment rehabilitation, providing patients, 18
years of age and older, with:
— A clinical drug and alcohol assessment
— Longer-term treatment for adults
— Medical and psychological services
Family members also play a vital role in all aspects of treatment at
Caron Renaissance. Family Restructuring and a 3-Day Family Workshop
reinforce the belief at Caron Renaissance that “the patient is the
family and the family is the patient.”
Additionally, Caron Renaissance offers a therapeutic environment
including specialized programming to address secondary diagnoses. These
diagnoses may include body image and eating disorders, compulsive
gambling, sexual concerns, trauma and more.
About Wellness Center USA, Inc.:
Wellness Center USA, Inc. http://wellnesscenterusa.com/ was created to
address important healthcare and wellness needs; through break-through
solutions, centered on the “well-being of the body and mind”. Wellness
Center USA, Inc.’s three business units are:
CNS-Wellness (www.cns-wellness.com) is a Tampa FL based cognitive
science clinic business, specializing in the treatment of behavioral
health disorders in at least three focus areas: a) stress related
disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and
obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, b) developmental and learning
disorders such as autistic spectrum issues and Asperser’s syndrome,
AD/HD, learning differences and birth trauma-related issues, and c)
purely brain-based issues including epilepsy and seizure disorders,
traumatic brain injuries, and related acquired brain syndromes.
CNS-Wellness LLC, was acquired by Wellness Center USA Inc. (“WCUI”) in
August 2012, and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Psoria-Shield Inc. (www.psoria-shield.com) is a Tampa FL based company
specializing in design, manufacturing, and distribution of medical
devices to domestic and international markets. PSI employs full-time
engineering, production and sales staff, and manufactures within an ISO
13485 certified quality system. PSI’s flagship product,
Psoria-Light(R), is FDA-cleared and CE marked and delivers targeted UV
phototherapy for the treatment of certain skin disorders. Psoria-Shield
Inc., was acquired by Wellness Center USA Inc. (“WCUI”) in August 2012,
and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
AminoFactory (www.aminofactory.com), a division of Wellness Center USA,
Inc., is an online supplement store that markets and sells a wide range
of high-quality nutritional vitamins and supplements. By utilizing
AminoFactory’s online catalog, bodybuilders, athletes, and health
conscious consumers can choose and purchase the highest quality
nutritional products from a wide array of offerings in just a few
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