Abstract—Chronic pain is commonly treated by prescribing an opiate medication. For those suffering from both chronic pain and substance dependence, barriers to adequate pain management increase. This often causes both disorders to exacerbate one another. Effective treatment may also be hampered by opiate-induced hyperalgesia, tolerance, physical dependence, “chemical coping,” and diminished physical and emotional functioning.…Details
Las Vegas Recovery Center & Hazelden Springbrook invite you to a Continuing Education Event in Tualatin, Oregon, on Monday, September 10, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Speakers: Dr. Mel Pohl, Medical Director, Las Vegas Recovery Center Chronic Pain and Addiction Chronic pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions and physical symptoms. The most common way to…Details
Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM will be presenting at the Hawaii Asscociation of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors Conference
This upcoming conference promises to offer cutting-edge information on Pain, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Prescription Drugs. The conference on Maui will be held at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort (the Maui Prince Hotel) on October 11th and 12th. The conference will then continue on Oahu on October 15th and 16th at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki.…Details
The Nevada Division of Mental Health and Development Services and the Department of Health and Human Services’ collaborated to create the Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Agency 2012 Community Profile:
The abuse of prescription pain medicine is epidemic, especially among adolescents. Dr. Mel Pohl, medical director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center, and one of the nation’s leaders in studying prescription abuse, has successfully treated patients and his own chronic pain without dangerous mediciness. We need to rethink how we approach pain, he says.
Mark Greenberg, Vice President of Business Development for Las Vegas Recovery Center discusses the nationwide prescription medicine epidemic with Channel 3
Mark Greenberg, Vice President of Business Development for Las Vegas Recovery Center discusses the nationwide prescription medicine epidemic with Channel 3 News
Las Vegas Recovery Center’s new Clinical Director, Dr. Stuart Ghertner speaks about prescription drug abuse with Las Vegas Channel 8 News
Addiction to painkillers is spreading and leading to other problems – from doctor shopping to pharmacy robberies to overdose deaths. During the last 10 years in Nevada, per capita sales of Oxycodone surged 366%. Hydrocodone sales rose 233%.
I am encouraged that the US Senate is drawing attention to the important topic of chronic pain in America. As national attention is brought to this issue, I hope that the discussion includes potential dangers of opiate pain medications, and the validity of non-opiate approaches to the treatment of chronic pain. to read more click…Details
Listen to Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Medical Director Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM talk about prescription drug abuse on Eye on Addiction Radio. Download 4) Dr. Mel Pohl, Pain Meds Abuse.mp3 – Kiwi6.com Mp3 Upload