All About Opiate Treatment

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”XDSVkITXqjE” width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″] Las Vegas Recovery Center offers treatment to those who are addicted to opiates. Las Vegas Recovery Center also provides innovative and proven opiate-free pain treatment to those who seek an alternative method for treating pain. While we do not offer opiate pain treatment, we feel it is important to educate…

How Opiates Work

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”oGqOMEVdHus” width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″] Opiates’ effects are caused by activating receptors located throughout the brain and spinal cord. The two important effects of opiates are pain relief and enhanced mood. Once an opiate medication reaches these receptors, it activates the opiate receptors and produces an effect of relieving pain. It also causes mood enhancement…

Pain Treatment Resources

The focus of Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Treatment Program is to reduce pain and increase function, thus improving the quality of life–all without opiate pain medication and other habit-forming medications. We call this “Pain Recovery.” Chronic Pain Treatment Resources: You may (not always) experience what you expect: In search for the limits of…

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

For years the number of people experiencing chronic pain and coexisting psychological disorders including addiction has been increasing significantly. In 2003, according to Peter D. Hart Research Associates, the majority of adults in the United States (57 percent) have experienced chronic or recurrent pain in the last year. According to the American Chronic Pain Association,…

ToWhat is Addiction Recovery?

What is Addiction Recovery?

What is addiction recovery? Beyond abstinence, recovery is an ongoing process of learning, growing, and healing—mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, released an updated unified definition of recovery in December, 2011. SAMHSA’s definition captures the most essential, common…