Dear Colleagues… A Letter From Dr. Pohl to His Fellow Colleagues Regarding the Future Publishing of DSM-5

I had the opportunity to sit in a Symposium at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Medical Scientific Conference moderated by members of the work group that is creating the section of DSM-5 about Substance Use and Addictive Disorders. I was impressed by the sensible, well-thought out processes that went into the formulation…

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Dr. Pohl’s Response to Huffington Post’s article, The Stigma Around Aging And Chronic Pain

Huffington Post’s article,”The Stigma Around Aging And Chronic Pain” begins with the quote by Albert Schwietzer, physician and humanitarian, “Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” This is a sad concept, especially considering “Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and is the top-cited reason…

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Employee Spotlight: Dusty Howland

Employee Spotlight: Dusty Howland

Get to know LVRC’s Senior Clinical Associate and Client Services Coordinator! Dusty Howland assists the clinical associate manager and is the primary trainer of newly-hired Clinical Associates. She provides a constant presence in the facility and is available to assist clients with various needs. She also prepares and schedules all pain client services. 1. What made…

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