Dr. Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM


Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is board certified in Family Practice, certified by American Board of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center. He is on the planning committee for ASAM’s “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup.
He is a nationally known speaker and co-authored Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain; Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too and A Day without Pain.
His newest book with Kathy Ketcham from Da Capo Press, The Pain Antidote - Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life was published in 2015.
He just filmed a show for PBS on chronic pain called “The Pain Antidote” which will air in August, 2016 around the country.