About Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is the former chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee, a member of ASAM’s Symposium Planning Committee, a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual, Common Threads, Pain and Addiction Course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl 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. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2009 to 2010 and 2010 to 2011. He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009); Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010); The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS (Hazelden, 1990); Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness (Health Communications, 1992). Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009.

Mel Pohl, M.D., is a well-known and respected addiction specialist with more than twenty-nine years of experience treating addiction and addiction-related conditions.

Dr. Pohl was a key force in developing the successful Las Vegas Recovery Center Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program.

He is a nationally known public speaker and coauthor of The Caregivers Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS and Staying Sane: When You Care for Someone with Chronic Illness.

Co-chair ASAM’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth National Forums on AIDS and chemical dependency.

Former Chairman of ASAM’s AIDS Committee.

Member of program committee for ASAM’s annual meeting.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV.

Articles of Interest:

Chronic Pain Management Using Buprenorphine

Chronic Pain & Addiction – Its Impact on Families

Where Is Dr. Pohl Speaking?

Dates Conference Location Website
09/24-26 Annual Merrill Scott Symposium on Alcoholism and Other Chemical Addictions Yakima, WA www.sundown.org
09/16 4th Annual Addiction Symposium ,Walking the Tightrope of Chronic Pain Management Austin, TX www.texasstarrecovery.com
09/17-21  National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) San Diego, CA www.ncad11.com
09/22-24 Annual Southwest Pharmacist Recovery Network (SWPRN) Meeting Las Vegas, NV www.usjt.com
09/23-25 US Journal 17th Annual Counseling Skills Conference Colorado Springs, CO www.swprn.org
12/8-11 The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Los Angeles, CA theevolutionofaddictiontreatment.com

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