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Las Vegas Recovery Center

3321 N Buffalo Dr #150, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89129
Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) is the established leader in opioid-free, chronic pain treatment and addiction treatment in the United States. Since 2003, LVRC has been providing innovative and evidence-based treatment for chronic pain and addiction, many of which have influenced other respected and recognized pain treatment and addiction treatment programs worldwide.

Facility Highlights

  • Chronic Pain Recovery
  • Medical Detox
  • Opiate Detoxification

Specialization

  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD
    Johanna O’Flaherty, PhDChief Executive Officer
    Dr. O’Flaherty was recently the Vice President of Treatment Services at the Betty Ford Center. She is a Certified Trainer for Critical Incident Crisis Debriefing Programs. She developed and implemented Crisis Response Programs for TWA, and has facilitated the training of Crisis Response Teams for several airlines, as well as Critical Incident Response training for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Johanna O’Flaherty’s doctorate in clinical psychology is from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist (Advanced Level) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Dr. O’Flaherty was called to New York to assist with counseling airline employees and to facilitate Crisis Response training for the New York City Transit Authority.
  • Mel Pohl
    Mel PohlMD, 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.

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Patient Reviews

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I had to take the time to call the office twice today but they didn't really care about me being a drug or alcohol and I was told that I was going to get a call from both brandy and Veronica today so I wait for them to get back to me. I'm still waiting for a while now so if there are any problems I will need to talk instead to get help from the people who are very worried about other things that are not going to happen. Thanks so much for your comments and support of my life recently and I have no value to this place. I will be more than happy to be at another place for the help with this issue.
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When I chose to come to LVRC I was told that they have a world renowned pain program in place and that I would be receiving modalities such as physical therapy, reiki, massage, acupuncture, and talk therapy in order to manage my chronic pain better. I was 20 years old, I already had 8 surgeries on my very injured foot at the point and relied on a wheelchair/scooter/cane to get around. We searched far and wide for a recovery center that emphasized chronic pain treatment because we knew that was my number one issue. I had never had taken my mediation illegally and even the intake nurse, commented that I wasn’t on extremely high dose pain medication, so that my detox wouldn’t be as bad. I was looking for a place to come off my pain medication to see how bad my pain really was as I had been in Chronic pain since I was 16 & I was 20 at this time. I did receive the detox care that I was told would happen but that was only 2-3 days of my 2 week stay. My mother and I carefully chose this program because it was communicated to us that it was a rehab facility but emphasized a chronic pain recovery as well. While I voluntarily checked myself in to this place, I genuinely feel like they are lying to their potential residents and costumers. My chronic injury is complex, but their doctors, even the senior medical director, Dr. Pohl, had no knowledge of my injury/disease. I was in the process of scheduling a sympathectomy for my impinged Saphenous, deep perineal nerve, with a surgeon from John’s Hopkins, but wanted to remove all Narcotics in my system before surgery. The disappointment when I had to physically point to a map on their walls to educate them on where my injury should’ve been a red flag, but again they promised all these modalities that I didn’t have access to at home. I understand I was a medically complex patient but I went there with the hopes I would receive the chronic pain modalities they advertised and this was not the case. I finally did go to physical therapy but only because my stay was cut short and my mother was insistent I get the care we paid for. I met with the amazing acupuncturist and reiki instructor once but even she commented that she didn’t think I belonged there. My counselor was very nice and helpful but I only had one (less than an hour) one on one session with her and was receiving better mental health care by my psychiatrist and psychologist at home. After two weeks, we decided I wasn’t receiving the care we were told I would be and we had better resources at home. I met some great people there, but I quickly realized I did not resonate with an addict/alcoholic and the workshops during the day never helped me with my chronic pain issues. If you are genuinely suffering from a chronic pain issue, but don’t show any signs of addiction or misuse of your medication, please, I IMPLORE YOU, to find another place to send your loved one. LVRC is a addiction recovery center and has no business advertising itself as a chronic pain clinic as well. I did not receive the modalities they advertised and the staff was not prepared to deal with someone suffering from pain levels that high. I hope things have changed and that patients right away receive the modalities they advertise, but again, Chronic pain patients, be wary.
VLB
    LVRC saved my life and led me down the positive path to my new life. I had a tough rehab and with your guidance and caring I made it to having the beautiful life I have now. Thanks you to everyone that helped me with my stay. Thanks for caring about me. I say this from the bottom of my heart! Love you all. Vic
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    Stay away-they only care about money!!! The owners of this place are cheap cheap cheap, they put on an act like they care but between the horrible cheap food to horrible cheap beds to the nasty cheap chemicals & machines used to wash clothes that ruin them, this alone show the lack of care. They only offer the same nasty fried breakfast every morning, along with soda machine and fake juice machine. At first I really thought this place was special and they really cared about the clients, but I learned the hard it was all bull. To start the detox room I was in made me sick from mildew and of course they didnt care. Gossip between staff and clients (especially the nurses and techs) is out of control and they dont care how this affects the other clients. Then instead of taking responsibility for it, they blamed me for being upset and without notice discharged me and without letting me make plans of where to go. These ppl are scum and in the end only care about themselves and money, NOT THE CLINETS.
    Cynthia
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    Horrible experience!!! My son is still very much addicted after receiving "treatment" for two weeks. The counselor met with him TWO times and told the insurance he did not need 24 hour care. REALLY! They were rude they were unprofessional and mostly they were heartless. We traveled from far to go seek this great treatment and we were very let down. This facility is more concerned with collecting insurance money than they are with helping their patients. I had a lot of shenanigans going on at this facility. Maybe they should not be a coed treatment because the staff doesn't seem to have any control there they are to busy throwing people OUT of treatment. I NOT recommend this joke of a place to anyone. Now to find some real help for my son after they took our money and returned our son sicker than ever......