Complaint / review text:
Las Vegas Recovery Center, LVRC, is a sad, deplorable joke, but its not funny. Most patients, including chronic pain ones would benefit more from a good detox center at a hospital, then pain management from a qualified physical therapist. The staff are all NA/AA "true believers" and don't mention other recovery programs that are non-12 step such as SMART Recovery, MFS, WFS, and the Buddhist Recovery network. NA/AA is a cult-like program that intensifies shame and guilt.
Addiction is genetic, not a moral problem as they would have you believe. LVRC cultivates this shame and guilt in order to get a person to believe in their "program", which has counselors yelling and screaming at you for every little infraction. They smoke constantly, and tobacco is the #1 killer drug in America. Tobacco effects the brain just like every other drug thats abused.? Addicts are better off learning Transcendental Meditation on their own, and getting acupuncture, massage, Tai Chi, and yoga as a better way to recover. Non-12 step help groups are a must.
Save yourself the $30-110,000.00 for a three-month stay, which they twist your arm and your family's to agree to. Its a business like any other and they need to make money. Health allegations are rampant, the food is marginal, and the doctors are frighteningly mentally abusive at times. LVRC also will convince you while you are in detox to give your psychologist or therapist permission to talk to them about you. This is a criminal act, against the First Amendment of the Constitution, and a violation of the HIPPA laws. They don't care. The owner drives a $350,000.00 blue 612 Ferrari, so that should tell you something; its a scam, although a fancy one at that.
If you want to be forced into a religious cult by threats of impending death then this is the program for you. Otherwise just by Dr. Pohl's pain book and go to non-12 step meetings where you will find rational human beings.? Im a well known LV surgeon, I went there of my own free will, paid my own way, and they treated me and my fellow patients like children, liars, deviants, and criminals. My pain got better, but it was the detoxing off the drugs and physical therapy, not them. Its called Opiod-Induced Hyperalgesia, and its caused by being on opiates too long. The brain short-circuits at the Limbic system. The pain meds make the pain worse; detoxing off them will make you better with good physical therapy.