Caught Between Generations – The Pain Antidote – Management of Chronic Pain
Dr. Mel Pohl is a licensed physician who specializes in addiction. Chronic pain often results in addiction to pain medications including those that are prescribed by physicians. This cycle of pain and more and more pills is difficult to stop. Dr. Pohl discusses his work at the Las Vegas Recover Center including his unique and proven program for treating chronic pain and co-occurring addiction. As someone who suffers with chronic back pain, Dr. Pohl discusses ways to avoid addiction to painkillers and how to reclaim your life. We will also discuss how the presence of painkillers in your home can result in other family members, especially children and adolescents, becoming addicted to prescribed medications.