Dr. Pohl explains how detoxification varies from rehabilitation.
Let’s take a look at the disease of addiction as a pie. Detoxification means taking you off the drug; it’s one small wedge in the pie. Let’s say it’s a ten percent wedge. Rehab–rehabilitation, which actually lasts a lifetime, is learning how to live without drugs, learning how to rebuild relationships, re-establishing some sort of spiritual part of your life which is usually neglected during addiction and finding some balance in your life that’s been missing for all these years.
About Dr. Mel Pohl, M.D.:
Dr. Mel Pohl, M.D., is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director at the Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the only private, freestanding, medically managed inpatient detoxification and addiction treatment facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.