Excessive Drinking and Blacking out

Excessive Drinking and Blacking out

  By Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM In recent headlines, there has been debate revolving around the effects alcohol has on a person’s cognitive ability. There is no doubt that alcohol can be damaging to a person’s overall health but it can also alter brain function and have both short and long-term effects. Believe it or…

Employee Spotlight: Mary Streets

Employee Spotlight: Mary Streets

Meet Mary Streets, LPN Bimonthly, Central Recovery (CR), parent company to Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) and Central Recovery Press (CRP), selects an employee to be featured in the company’s “Employee Spotlight.” Employee Spotlight gives an inside look into our staff’s duties and interests. This month, CR is featuring one of LVRC’s Licensed Practical Nurses…

You Can Accomplish Anything in Sobriety

You Can Accomplish Anything in Sobriety

Central Recovery Press Author, Tom Shanahan Visits Las Vegas Recovery Center By Tom Shanahan I recently revisited both in-patient and out-patient clients at Central Recovery’s beautiful, state of the art Las Vegas Recovery Center campus in Las Vegas, NV. I shared how nervous I was when I was in the same place they are now,…

Finding Zen: Max the Zen Dog

Finding Zen: Max the Zen Dog

Learning Mindfulness Meditation with Max   By Jolene Baney   Zen: /zen/ adjective A total state of focus that incorporates a togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It’s a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts. Having or showing qualities such…

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High

Drug Overdoses up 7 Percent: Why This Is a Nationwide Issue   by Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, more than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up about 7 percent from 2016. This is alarming information, as state legislatures have passed numerous…