Complaint / review text:
Las Vegas Recovery Center, what an oxymoron.
I spent six weeks in this Alcatraz and it wasnt worth it. Dr. "Greased" Pohl, the so-called Medical Director, was a real piece of work. He's abusive and accusatory with a big Ronald McDonald smile, and wont listen to reason. Everyone is a teenage crystal meth addict bank robber to him, and he treats people like Nevada dust. God help you if you dont do everything they make you do, like the stupid 12 steps and the horrible AA and NA meetings, which is all just superstitious bunk.
My husband was told he needed to work the 12 steps because he was in denial about being an addict, but he only has a few beers a week and never a problem. The staff is nuts. They make detoxing and withdrawing off alcohol and drugs so much harder with all their religious B. S. Im surprised a straightjacket wasnt issued to us patients as standard equipment. My husband and I aren't surprised there are other complaints about the facility. The rich drug addict owner is said to be bi-polar or something equally scary. "Duh... Winning!" Just like Charlie Sheen.
Rehab helps some but hurts others... And thats just crazy.
Want an effective rehab? Doesnt exist. The next best thing? A non-12 step rehab; there are more and more every day. I, myself go to Smart Recovery meetings... So much better.
Go to Smart Recovery website for a list of decent clinics.