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Las Vegas Recovery Center

3.3 Good (16 Reviews) |
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3321 N Buffalo Dr #150
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Desert

Facility Highlights

Addiction Treatment

Alumni Program

Family Recovery

Philosophy

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 Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD
Chief 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.

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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.

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1.0
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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.
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2.3
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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......
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2.7
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The Dr is a good man and truly understands addiction. Some of the counselors are good at LVRC some are not. The janitororial, kitchen and laundry staff are great. There are a lot of good people there in a flawed framework. If you truly want some help and have money to burn then LVRC could be an option. However even though the facade looks good it has not been maintained very well. Dirty uncomfortable furniture. Beds are worse, plus in the residential treatment wing it usually smells like an open sewer. The owner of LVRC came by a few times driving his Ferrari. Hmmmm. If you are serious about wanting recovery find a good AA or NA group and sponser and you\'ll save a lot of money and not have to go through a step 4 to overcome your resentment to a rehab center.
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1.3
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In response to the other reviews I will say this about LVRC: despite its moderate success with Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia and the pain program for chronic pain patients, it uses questionable practices to get, at best, obfuscated results. While its true that LVRC and Dr. are both very accredited, lets be honest about what that means. An example of \"accredited\": Best Doctors, a vanity club, is an organization that hands out awards for doctors who obtain favorable reviews from friends and then pays a fee for a Lucite-bound \"award.\" As far as ABAM goes, if you are a doctor and a drug addict, fill out some forms, take a test, and then you\'re in. That says it all about Dr. I was a patient there, I\'m a physician myself, and a good friend of an employee who recommended it. That being said I found the place deplorable in many ways. Rehab clinics post few if any long term results because there aren’t any. Rehab is mostly a placebo effect, and by that I mean they try very hard to brainwash a patient from the very beginning with employee \"testimonials\" which are biased and self-serving––in governments around the world its called “propaganda.” I went to LVRC on my own accord to detox safely and treat my Hyperalgesia, Fibromyalgia, and acute Temoromandibular disorder. What I received, after the appropriate and acceptable chemical detox program, was highly mysterious attempted spirituality reprogramming in place of treatment. Not exactly the Mayo Clinic, not exactly a health spa, more of quack-peddlers dream. I did find the nursing staff to be well-informed, disciplined, and professional, even to us medical professional patients. They are to be congratulated. The non-medical staff hammers on with 12 step slogans and assertions that the patient will die, yes, DIE, if they don’t believe in concepts of higher powers and spiritual peer meetings outside the facility... Yet the 12 steps and NA/AA meetings are just cheap and easy for them to substitute for real, scientific-based treatment, of which I found none. (No evidence exists of the efficacy of 12 step programs.) That’s what all rehab clinics do according to Dr. at NIDA, National Institute of Health, in Wash. DC. She is the premier researcher on addiction in America. I questioned her at length and she was highly skeptical of rehab as a whole. They are all the same. She suggested I interview other doctors there at NIH. My findings to date: The reason that so many medical organizations accredit rehab centers is because of the Mental Health Bill that was put in action. Basically, the US Government grants rehab clinics taxpayer money, and most doctors at NIH won’t come out against rehab clinics because that would be attacking the hand that feeds them. NIH receives money under that bill and criticizing it would be unbeneficial. This is direct from three doctors I asked at NIH, but none would go on record and I fully understand why. But rehab clinics know this only too well. Its no wonder the Internet at LVRC is tightly controlled and edited for content and website accessibility. Addiction Patients by and large recover on their own says the Harvard Medical Letter on addiction. But rehab clinics claim they are responsible only. Those that don’t recover like Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen and just ordinary citizens are given the blame by society, not the ineffective and expensive treatment facilities. Most families research buying a new car more than a rehab clinic for their loved ones said an article in the Washington Post. I believe that. There is a very well researched book entitled “Inside Rehab”, its well worth reading.
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1.7
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LVRC is a scam. All they care about is keeping you as long as possible to line their pockets with your\'s and your insurance\'s money. The second I told them I was going to leave, to actually do treatment, not detox, you know to maybe solve the problems that lead me to drugs in the first place, they stopped treating me completely. The Staff is half good. There are good people in there, however even the good one have their hands tied with how they can actually help you. The staff are told to tell you this is the only way, however there are many ways to battle addiction. If you have been in and out of detox\'s and rehabs I encourage all of you to research Ibogaine. LVRC is simply a huge waste of money.
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1.7
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Awful place to go. Treated like your 5 years old. To many stupid rule & 20 year old punks watching your every move, over priced for what u get. Bad food, bad beds, dirty rooms bad pillows, tiny bath towels that needed to be thrown in the trash. They do your laundry but it comes back with an awful smell. They keep the outside looking good as well as the front entry but the rest of the place is a mess. It needed remodeled years ago. The pics on their website must have been when they first opened because it doesn\'t look like that now, Tiny rooms with roommate in bed 3 feet from you. I would never refer anyone to lvrc.
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4.0
Great
Altogether, a good place for rehab.
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4.0
Great
Compassionate counselors which was good but small rooms. Helps with financial aid
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3.7
Very Good
Programs and staff were good. Family interaction should be better. The staff is very friendly but I'm not sure how much help overall it is
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5.0
Excellent
Amazing staff and programs for patients as well as family members. Everyone was professional as well as personable. It's a family problem and they certainly include family in the program.
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5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Beautiful, great food, laundry /janitor service, great counselors and classes. Offers yoga, reiki, Chi Kung , trainer, etc. Weaknesses: Expensive. Great place.
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5.0
Excellent
Excellent family participation and it was quite affordable.
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2.0
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It's a beautiful area and relaxes me. There are certain areas witch are way to loud and text here are to many strict rules. Would recommend a different area because Vegas is to crowded and the rehab was way to loud and interrupting.
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No Rating
Its nonsense...LVRC is an expensive scam... weird “true believer” staff. Strange holistic doctors that stretch the truth to the breaking point....Quack chronic pain treatments mostly...No psychology...Its all nonsense. The food is terrible.
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5.0
Excellent
Exceeded all expectations
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4.7
Excellent
Amazing desire to equip patients and their family with the most recent proven outcomes. They really do have a passion to help the addict. The program is of the highest quality and the staff really cares.
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