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    The Center for Network Therapy (CNT) is led by Indra Cidambi, M.D., who has been recognized for her innovations in addiction treatment. Although opiate withdrawal was sometimes treated in an outpatient setting, she was the first to introduce outpatient treatment for alcohol withdrawal and benzodiazepine withdrawal. Besides lending her expertise to numerous media outlets, she has also been a prolific writer on topics that concern addiction and treatment.

    Below you will find articles, op-eds and opinion pieces that explain new or emerging substances of abuse, new medications that may impact treatment and analysis of addiction treatment options.

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    Choosing a Ketamine Rehab to Treat Your Depression

    Choosing a Ketamine Rehab to Treat Your Depression Feeling sad and drained at times is not uncommon. Depression is when such feelings persist and hinder one’s life. Depression or Clinical depression though a little shocking to hear, is a common mental illness. Around 5-6% of the world’s adult population suffers from it. Depression comes under ...
    12 Sep 2022
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    How Long Benzodiazepines Stay In Your System?

    How Long Benzodiazepines Stay In Your System? Benzodiazepines are commonly known as benzos and are used largely around the world to treat many major issues such as anxiety. Anxiety is a condition that could be the result of either a neurological condition or a psychiatric disorder. Benzodiazepines are also used for a variety of other ...
    2 Sep 2022
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    Why Ketamine Treatment for Resistant Depression May Be Right for You

    Why Ketamine Treatment for Resistant Depression May Be Right for You Ketamine or Ketamine hydrochloride is a drug that was originally approved for anesthetic purposes. It serves as a sedative before surgery or prevents discomfort during medical tests. Ketamine is used as an anesthetic primarily in the veterinary industry, but it also used in humans. ...
    10 Aug 2022
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    Major Effects of cocaine use on health

    Major Effects of cocaine use on health Cocaine is an immensely popular drug of abuse. It is available around the globe through street names such as coke, blows, and snow. This psychoactive, stimulant drug is highly addictive. Unlike other drug classes such as alcohol, opiates, or benzos, which are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, cocaine ...
    10 Aug 2022
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    Ketamine Treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression Could Save Your Life

    Ketamine Treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression Could Save Your Life Depression is a common ailment that afflicts millions of Americans and it is estimated that 5-6% of the world’s population suffers from depression. Fortunately, there are multiple medications available to treat depression, even if it is diagnosed as ”Major Depressive Disorder.” As people who suffer ...
    10 Aug 2022
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    How to Tackle Heroin Withdrawal and Opiate Withdrawal

    Detox is only possible if the person is aware of their addiction and wants to change that. You cannot force someone to get a heroin detox or opiate detox if they are unwilling to do it. Even if they participate in opiate detox due to coercion, It is very likely that they will relapse sooner ...
    3 May 2022
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    Choosing a Methadone Clinic for Opiate Withdrawal

    Stages of Cocaine Withdrawal What is a methadone clinic? These are specialized clinics that treat patients suffering from an addiction to opiates and experiencing opiate withdrawal symptoms utilizing methadone. Instead of going to an inpatient facility, you can choose to obtain treatment for opiate withdrawal on an outpatient basis through methadone clinics. You need to ...
    4 Apr 2022
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    Stages of Cocaine Withdrawal

    Stages of Cocaine Withdrawal Deciding to stop abusing cocaine is an extremely courageous move. The decision to quit cocaine is daunting because severe withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable. The good news is that many addiction treatment facilities in NJ can help with cocaine withdrawal symptoms. It is always better to know what to expect, ...
    28 Mar 2022
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    Does Ketamine Have Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Does Ketamine Have Withdrawal Symptoms? Ketamine is a strong anesthetic that has been approved for use in humans as well as animals. About 90% of ketamine sold legally is intended for veterinary use. It is commonly used to address acute, post-surgical pain. Ketamine is a powerful drug and has such significant potential for abuse, so ...
    2 Feb 2022
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    Is Methadone Addictive?

    Is Methadone Addictive? Methadone is a category of medication called opioids. During World War II, German medics invented methadone and was it was used by doctors in the USA to control acute pain. Methadone has other uses as well. It so happens that it is effective in treating individuals addicted to opioid painkillers such as ...
    2 Feb 2022
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    Can Giving up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety?

    Can Giving up Alcohol Reduce Anxiety? Anxiety: An Overview You may be tempted to drink a glass of wine or a beer to calm your nerves when coping with hectic days or anxiety provoking events. However, excessive drinking of alcohol, especially over a lengthy period, can make you feel more anxious. If you’re being treated ...
    9 Dec 2021
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    Most Common Misconceptions about Addiction

    Most Common Misconceptions about Addiction Although we now know more about addiction than ever before, there are still many misconceptions about substance use disorders even among informed people. There have been significant advancements in understanding the disease of addiction, addiction treatment and research, but a lack of understanding of the chronic disease of addiction creates ...
    9 Dec 2021
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    How Methadone Can Affect Your Emotional Health?

    How Methadone Can Affect Your Emotional Health? Methadone is a synthetic opioid that was first developed and used by the Germans during the Second World War. It acts similarly to narcotic painkillers, such as Oxycodone, Oxycontin or Percocet, and is used to relieve acute pain. It relieves pain, makes the user feel drowsy, and delivers ...
    7 Dec 2021
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    Drug Addiction Trends in New Jersey

    Drug Addiction Trends in New Jersey Abuse of substances has plagued humanity since history was recorded. However, the current torrent of addiction is unprecedented. The ill-effects of being addicted to drugs or alcohol is widely disseminated – educational and prevention programs,  lectures informing students of its consequences, and myriad movies that have portrayed the negative ...
    18 Oct 2021
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    KETAMINE TREATMENT AND RELAPSE

    KETAMINE TREATMENT AND RELAPSE Ketamine is a drug of abuse and is classified as a short-acting (30-60 minutes) dissociative anesthetic with hallucinogenic effects. It is known as a “club” drug and is popular among teens and young adults. It distorts perceptions of sight and sound and makes the user feel disconnected and not in control. ...
    4 Oct 2021
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    THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COCAINE ADDICTION

    THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COCAINE ADDICTION Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca plant that is native to South America. Cocaine is an stimulant and it is addictive. Cocaine has valid health care uses, as a local anesthesia for some surgeries, however, recreational use of cocaine is illegal. Cocaine is sold on ...
    1 Oct 2021
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    Coping with COVID-19 and Alcohol Abuse

    Coping with COVID-19 and Alcohol Abuse Covid-19 has brought on many new stressors, some of which most people have not experienced before – boredom, isolation and fear of health in addition to more commonly experienced stressors such as anxiety, depression, job loss and financial uncertainty. Many people turned to abusing alcohol or drugs in order ...
    7 Sep 2021
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    The Addiction Trap – A Graphic View

    The Addiction Trap – A Graphic View Individuals suffering from addiction always wonder how they got addicted in the first place. They almost always feel that they slipped into addiction inadvertently. It seemed to them that they were just having some fun with drugs or alcohol at a few parties or used them a few ...
    24 Jun 2021
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    International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking

    International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking The ill effects of Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking have been steadily increasing in human society over the past few decades. The use of chemicals or other naturally produced mind-altering substances to produce pleasurable effects on the brain is commonly referred to as drug abuse. Over ...
    15 Jun 2021
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    Dispelling Myths About Suboxone Withdrawal and Suboxone Treatment

    Dispelling Myths About Suboxone Withdrawal and Suboxone Treatment Suboxone is a medication that has been approved by the FDA to treat addiction to opiates – prescription pain pills such as Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and heroin and fentanyl. Buprenorphine is a long-acting, high-affinity partial agonist at the mu opioid receptor. It prevents withdrawal symptoms and ...
    8 Feb 2021
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    Identifying Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

    Identifying Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms Opiates are often called the lion of drugs. This is not only because of their potency, but also because they cause the most severe withdrawal symptoms when their use is stopped. Severe opiate withdrawal symptoms, although not dangerous by themselves, can cause the individual suffering from it to go back to ...
    4 Feb 2021
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    Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Suboxone Withdrawal

    Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Suboxone Withdrawal What is Suboxone? Suboxone is essentially a branded version of buprenorphine, the medication proven effective in eliminating opiate withdrawal symptoms and mitigating cravings in individuals suffering from opiate addiction and wanting to stop use. Suboxone is a little different from pure buprenorphine in that, in addition to buprenorphine, it ...
    20 Jan 2021
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    Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

    Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms WHAT IS METHADONE? Methadone is a pain-relieving drug that is used to alleviate acute bone and muscle pain. It is also very effective in mitigating opiate withdrawal symptoms in individuals recovering from abuse of heroin, opioid pain pills, morphine, or fentanyl. It is administered orally or as an injection. Methadone treatment in ...
    30 Dec 2020
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    The Negative Consequences of Addiction

    The Negative Consequences of Addiction As per the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans aged 12 years and over were battling a substance use disorder. Addiction is a complex disease that changes brain functioning in a way that compels the use of alcohol or drugs just to feel normal, despite ...
    17 Nov 2020
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