Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Dr. Mel Pohl to Speak at Two Upcoming Chronic Pain Conferences in Sydney, Australia

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On March 3, 2105, Dr. Mel Pohl will present at two South Pacific Private sponsored events centered on “Chronic Pain and the Cycle of Suffering” and “Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Addiction.” The forum on chronic pain will feature an expert panel of thought leaders, while the dinner and discussion on co-occurring chronic pain features Dr. Pohl as a guest speaker.

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Dr. Mel Pohl, FASAM, Medical Director at Las Vegas Recovery Center

Dr. Pohl will share his insights into complicated co-occurring disorders, including how the disorders contribute to one another, and how they affect every area of the individual's life.

Dr. Mel Pohl, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central Recovery and Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center, will be a speaker at two upcoming conferences to be held in Sydney, Australia. Both events are sponsored by South Pacific Private treatment center and are scheduled to take place on March 3, 2015.

The first event, "Forum on Chronic Pain, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Prescribed Medication Misuse,” will be held from 1:00–4:30 p.m. at the Holmes Room, Sutherland Building, Sydney University. The forum will feature a panel of experts, including Dr. Pohl, who will discuss the challenges faced by individuals with chronic pain. The panel of international experts will each bring their unique perspectives and years of expertise to the discussion. Dr. Pohl and his colleagues will tackle the tough issues surrounding this topic, including identifying conditions and offering effective treatment for patients.

The second event, also held by South Pacific Private, will be an evening presentation titled "Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and Addiction: DINNER & DISCUSSION." The dinner will be hosted from 6:30–9:00 p.m. at Darling Rooms 1&2, Dockside, Darling Harbour in Sydney. As an honored guest speaker, Dr. Pohl will discuss his experience working with patients with chronic pain and addiction. Dr. Pohl will share his insights into complicated co-occurring disorders, including how the disorders contribute to one another, and how they affect every area of the individual's life.

Having helped develop Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program, this is an area of medicine Dr Pohl is passionate about.

"Chronic pain affects many people today, and it is important to help these individuals and their families find ways to manage the pain that won't lead to addiction,” says Dr. Pohl. Addressing a key issue in chronic pain recovery, Dr. Pohl adds, “Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, and it is our responsibility as professionals to address this problem and find answers for the many who struggle with addiction disorders and chronic pain."

Both conferences on chronic pain featuring Dr. Pohl are free and open to the public but require reservations. To learn more about the conferences or to register, contact registrations(at)southpacificprivate(dot)com(dot)au or call South Pacific Private's Event Coordinator at (02) 9905 3667.

South Pacific Private is an Australian treatment center that specializes in the integrated medical, psychiatric, and psychotherapeutic treatment of addiction and mental health disorders. South Pacific Private is a registered Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital, fully licensed, and accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS).

Dr. Pohl is an advocate for finding safe and effective ways to relieve pain that won't lead to addiction. A board-certified family practitioner, with certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Pohl was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2014. As a recognized public speaker, Pohl has given the keynote address at numerous conferences throughout the country. The upcoming events are part of a series of talks Dr. Pohl has been engaged with this year. He has shared his expertise on addiction treatment and chronic pain with universities, behavioral healthcare providers, and professional conferences. His articles and blogs have been published in numerous media, including Psychology Today. His audio library includes appearances on several radio broadcasts. Dr. Pohl has also authored several books, including A Day without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2011).

About Las Vegas Recovery Center

Nestled in a residential setting near the base of the Spring Mountains in Southern Nevada, 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 programs for chronic pain and addiction, many of which have influenced other respected and recognized pain treatment and addiction treatment programs worldwide. To learn more about Las Vegas Recovery Center, visit

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