Dr Mel Pohl Vegas PBS

Las Vegas Recovery Center is excited to announce that our chief medical officer, Dr. Mel Pohl, will appear live on PBS to present his thoughts on the opioid epidemic in Nevada and what members of the Las Vegas community can do to turn the tide on the crisis.


May 25, 2017
9am – 12pm


VegasPBS.org (Must pre-register. Click here to register for the PBS Live Stream. Fill out the form and check the “live-stream” option. A link will be emailed to you.)

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Dr Pohl Opioid Epidemic Vegas

The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here? Where Do We Go from Here? – A Presentation by Dr. Mel Pohl

On May 25, Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) will be joining forces to educate the public and raise awareness among the medical, legal, and educational communities about the opioid addiction epidemic and its causes and possible solutions.

This half-day event will feature a discussion and presentation from Dr. Mel Pohl, pain and addiction expert and LVRC’s chief medical officer, as well as remarks from several special guests.

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Dr. Mel Pohl Opioid Epidemic Expert

About Dr. Mel Pohl

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner and the chief medical officer at Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC), the only private freestanding, medically monitored 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 also the author of several bestsellers, including A Day Without Pain.

About Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC)

LVRC is an outpatient and inpatient drug rehab facility located in Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to detox and addiction rehabilitation services, LVRC also offers a world-renowned chronic pain program, overseen by chief medical officer Dr. Mel Pohl. Since 2003, LVRC has helped thousands of individuals and families discover recovery through innovative, evidence-based, and opioid-free treatments for addiction and chronic pain.