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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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,…

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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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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…

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10 Questions About Chronic Pain

Why does pain exist? What function does it serve? Pain exists to protect us from injury and if injured, it protects us from further damage. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”JxhvsX49dlQ” width=”640″ height=”480″ auto_thumb=”1″] What is the difference between acute and chronic pain? The only thing acute and chronic pain have in common is the word “pain”. Acute pain…

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