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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.


    Rt.com : Dr. Cidambi to comment on the sharp price increases in Naloxone

    RT America, an arm of Russia’s largest TV station, asked addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi to comment on the sharp price increases in Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Naloxone is a life saving drug and sharp price increases could limit use and sacrifice lives to opiate overdose.
    1 Apr 2016

    Beware Withdrawal Symptoms – They can be Fatal!

    Beware Withdrawal Symptoms – They can be Fatal! Upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances of abuse, an individual goes into a phase called “withdrawal”. It happens after repeated use of opiates (pain pills/heroin), alcohol and benzodiazepines and buprenorphine (trade names: Suboxone, Bunavail, Zubsolv), a medication used to treat opioid withdrawal and cravings. ...
    30 Mar 2016

    Addiction is a Chronic Disease – Treat it Like One

    People with a substance use disorder, or addiction, are generally viewed as being “responsible” for their condition and there is a stigma associated with suffering from this disorder. However, medical evidence leaves no doubt that addiction is a disease. According to NIDA, addiction comes about through an array of neuroadaptive changes and the laying down ...
    26 Mar 2016

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