Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Chief Medical Officer 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) Dr. Pohl is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, 10-13-1984
Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. Combination of effects – born with potential – developed over time by experience and hard work.
Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. Moonstruck (love “snap out of it!”)
Q. Who is your favorite celebrity in recovery?
A. Bradley Cooper
Q. What is your biggest or littlest pet peeve?
A. People tailgating me in traffic.
Q. How do you measure success?
A. Accomplishing what you set out to – and acknowledgment from others.