Dual Diagnosis: Why Mental Illness and Substance Use Frequently Go Hand-in-Hand and What We Can Do About It

Dual Diagnosis: Why Mental Illness and Substance Use Frequently Go Hand-in-Hand and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Kasey Dean is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and dual-diagnosis specialist at Las Vegas Recovery Center. Below he shares his thoughts on the relationship between mental illnesses and substance use disorders. For many people with a substance use disorder, their problems didn’t just start with their first drink or drug—they began months and even years…

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Prince Died of an Overdose of the Opioid Fentanyl: What Americans Need to Know About Opioids

Prince Died of an Overdose of the Opioid Fentanyl: What Americans Need to Know About Opioids

The medical examiner’s toxicology report is back and what many suspected has been confirmed: The entertainer Prince died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. Here at Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the medical team and staff were saddened by this news. “It is incredibly sad, but it’s not surprising,” commented LVRC counselor Gail…

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Dr. Mel Pohl, Chronic Pain Expert, Addresses New Prescribing Guide For Opioids in Primary Care

State Health Officials and Medical Experts Want Roll Back of Aggressive Pain Management Rules

Stuart Smith Chairman Las Vegas Recovery Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to reduce overprescribing of opioid pain relievers, dozens of health care organizations, medical experts and consumer advocacy groups sent petitions today to the Joint Commission, an agency that accredits health care organizations, and to the federal agency that oversees…

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Cannabis Withdrawal

Cannabis Withdrawal

In light of Dr. Mel Pohl’s recent interview on KNPR regarding legalization of marijuana in the state of Nevada, we felt it was important to dig deeper into some the adverse effects cannabis can cause. Sleep disturbance, nausea, vomiting, severe anxiety, moodiness, irritability and depression. All classic heroin or prescription opiate withdrawal symptoms. However, this…

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