Dr. Pohl as conference speaker

Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Medical Director Dr. Mel Pohl will be speaking at several upcoming conferences. Check his calendar to see if he is coming to a city near you. As an innovator in the field of pain treatment, Dr. Pohl’s presentations present an enlightening and hopeful view for the future of pain management and…

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Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Dr. Mel Pohl and Dr. Claudia Black Discuss the Effects of Chronic Pain and Addiction on Families in this Month’s Counselor

Pain is universal and important to all beings–t is a warning that something is wrong and needs attention to prevent further damage to the body. Whereas acute pain protects the body while it heals from trauma or injury, chronic pain is simply ongoing, persisting beyond its usefulness. People commonly react by resisting the pain-tightening muscles,…

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Watch Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Dr. Pohl comment on prescription drug abuse in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Prescription drug abuse has become a silent killer. Last year, 30,000 people died nationwide from prescription drug overdose. “We have a horrendous problem,” said Las Vegas Recovery Center Medical Director Dr. Mel Pohl. Alcoholism used to be the reason most patients entered the Las Vegas Recovery Center. Now, it’s prescription drug addiction.…

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The Prescription Drug Epidemic – The Counselor’s Role | by Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM of Las Vegas Recovery Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. Although most of these pills were prescribed for a medical purpose, many ended up in the hands of people who misused or abused them. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the…

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