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.
Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and co-chaired ASAM’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth National Forums on AIDS and chemical dependency.
Dr. Pohl is the former chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee and a member of the Symposium Planning Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Pohl is the author of “A Day without Pain,” and co-author of “The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS,” “Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness,” and “Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain.”
Dr. Pohl explains if 12-step programs work well to treat addiction.
November 4, 2009 - 2:39pm
Dr. Pohl shares three tips for women dealing with chronic pain.
November 2, 2009 - 2:56pm
Dr. Pohl shares three tips for women advocating for a loved one who is addicted to pain medication.
November 2, 2009 - 2:46pm
Dr. Pohl discusses the idea of recreational drug use.
November 2, 2009 - 2:26pm
Dr. Pohl explains why so many people abuse prescription medications.
November 2, 2009 - 2:13pm
Dr. Pohl discusses what women should know about taking medication to sleep better.
November 2, 2009 - 2:04pm
Dr. Pohl shares how women can sleep better without using medication.
November 2, 2009 - 1:55pm
Dr. Pohl describes caffeine addiction and explains how women can break the cycle.
November 2, 2009 - 12:49pm
Dr. Pohl discusses the common lies that drug addicts often tell themselves.
November 2, 2009 - 12:13pm
Dr. Pohl shares how a woman can advocate for herself if she has a drug problem.
November 2, 2009 - 11:59am
Dr. Pohl explains if spirituality-based recovery programs are helpful in treating drug addiction.
November 2, 2009 - 11:50am
Dr. Pohl discusses the amount of alcohol that constitutes a problem.
November 2, 2009 - 11:23am
Dr. Pohl explains if alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases.
November 2, 2009 - 11:18am
Dr. Pohl shares advice for women who fear seeking help to treat their drug addiction.
November 2, 2009 - 11:00am
Dr. Pohl discusses what women should know about methamphetamine and shares why it is such a problem.
November 2, 2009 - 10:43am
Dr. Pohl explains why recovering addicts should alter who they socialize with.
November 2, 2009 - 10:26am
Dr. Pohl discusses if marijuana is an addictive substance.
November 2, 2009 - 10:10am
Dr. Pohl shares how women can deal with a loved one struggling with addiction.
November 2, 2009 - 9:50am
Dr. Pohl shares what drives him to help patients struggling with addiction.
October 28, 2009 - 4:17pm
Dr. Pohl explains why it is important for recovering addicts to be removed from their normal environment.
October 28, 2009 - 4:08pm
Dr. Pohl recalls his favorite patient success story.
October 28, 2009 - 3:55pm
Dr. Pohl describes a holistic approach to treating chronic pain.
August 21, 2009 - 2:02pm
Dr. Pohl introduces himself and discusses if a woman's pain is different from a man's pain.
August 12, 2009 - 1:54pm
Dr. Pohl shares what a woman should do if she if suffering silently with pain.
August 12, 2009 - 1:49pm
Dr. Pohl discusses how women with chronic pain can advocate for themselves.
August 12, 2009 - 1:46pm
Dr. Pohl shares which physicians can help women suffering with chronic pain.
August 12, 2009 - 1:42pm
Dr. Pohl describes opiate painkillers.
August 12, 2009 - 1:40pm
Dr. Pohl shares the complications that can arise when patients take opioids for physical and emotional pain.
August 12, 2009 - 1:37pm
Dr. Pohl discusses the medications that are opioids.
August 12, 2009 - 1:33pm
Dr. Pohl shares why people abuse prescription drugs.
August 12, 2009 - 1:28pm
Dr. Pohl explains how parents can prevent their children from abusing prescription drugs.
August 12, 2009 - 1:25pm
Dr. Pohl shares some tips for women who are addicted to pain medication.
August 12, 2009 - 1:22pm
Dr. Pohl explains how detoxification varies from rehabilitation.
August 12, 2009 - 1:19pm
Dr. Pohl describes the detoxification process.
August 12, 2009 - 1:15pm
Dr. Pohl explains the difference between acute and chronic pain.
August 12, 2009 - 1:13pm
Dr. Pohl shares if support groups are helpful for people who are working to gain control of their prescription drug abuse.
August 12, 2009 - 1:09pm