All About Opiate Withdrawal

All About Opiate Withdrawal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxROJaIT6QU The following is an excerpt from A Day without Pain (Revised and Updated) by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM of Las Vegas Recovery Center. Copyright 2008, 2011 by Central Recovery Press. Used with permission. If you are dependent on opiates, sedatives, or tranquilizers, withdrawal can start just hours after you have taken your last dose.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Pohl on Linked In Discussing Managing an Injured Worker’s Case in a Workers’ Compensation Forum

“Good discussion everyone. This is really such a complex series of problems with complex potential solutions that will require all of us – prescribers, those involved in managing the injured worker’s case, and the patient. It is important to keep the following issues in mind: Initially the goal is relief of chronic pain. Prescribers are…

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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…

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Typical Medications Used for Medically Monitored Withdrawal & Detox

Typical Medications Used for Medically Monitored Withdrawal & Detox

Co-occurring pain in a drug addict presents a challenging syndrome. Whenever possible, avoid opiates in addicted patients (including alcoholics). Follow WHO guidelines for pain control utilizing the weakest effective medicine to control pain. Addicts often have difficulty accepting non-opiate pain relievers. Typically, medicines used for medically monitored detoxification and withdrawal are: 1. Alcohol – Benzodiazepines…

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