Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines are addictive drugs. They are prescribed by doctors, though many people buy them on the streets. They include: Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Librium, and others. People who have become addicted to benzodiazepines usually show many of the following signs: They used the medications in low doses for months or years and have…

What Is Medical Necessity?

When dealing with third party payment in the field of mental health and chemical dependency treatment there have been great misconceptions and misunderstandings of what the insurance companies will actually cover. When contacting their insurance provider, prior to entering treatment, clients are told that they have a benefit for 30 to 90 days of treatment,…

Pain and Addiction

At Las Vegas Recovery Center, our evidence-based inpatient Pain Recovery treatment program is grounded in helping clients establish the four points of balance by treating them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The physical aspect of our Pain Recovery treatment program consists of multiple modalities including chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, personal training, chi…

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…

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…

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,…

Tips for Medically Monitored Withdrawal and Detox

Because of the physical dependence induced by many of mood altering drugs, other drugs are often used to facilitate medically monitored withdrawal and detoxification safely. Studies suggest that when using protocols with PRN dosage of medication (versus fixed dosage), less medications are used and symptoms are controlled, however, PROTOCOLS MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED AND ASSESSED DAILY…

What Is Addiction?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=028yi9ZV5L0 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) establishes five characteristics of addiction. It is important to understand how Las Vegas Recovery Center will address each of these characteristics. Addiction is characterized by: Inability to consistently abstain. Las Vegas Recovery Center believes in and requires abstinence from all reward-inducing drugs. The program includes medically managed…