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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.


Probuphine – formidable hurdles will severely limit adoption

Probuphine – formidable hurdles will severely limit adoption The battle of treating those living with the disease of addiction is ongoing and ever – challenging. New treatments and medications are continually being developed, tested and introduced. One of the newer medications on the market, introduced in 2016, is Probuphine. This drug is unique in its ...
31 Jul 2018

Mixing Opiates With ‘Benzos’

Mixing Opiates With ‘Benzos’ According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 200 people in the United States die due to opiate overdose every day. That is of epidemic proportions! Despite various efforts by the federal and state bodies, the epidemic continues unabated. One of the reasons the opioid overdose deaths continue to rise ...
21 Jul 2018

Will Government Initiatives Help The Opioid Crisis?

Will Government Initiatives Help The Opioid Crisis? Around 30 states have implemented new laws and policies, limiting physician’s ability to prescribe opioid pain pills to their patients. The most common method is to put a limit on the first prescription for opioid pills, stipulating that it should be for a week or less. There are ...
15 Jul 2018

SAMHSA: Why Addiction is a Disease and Why is it Important

SAMHSA: Why Addiction is a Disease and Why is it Important SAMHSA recognizes CNT’s Dr. Cidambi as a leader in addiction treatment; SAMHSA invites Dr. Cidambi to participate in a panel discussion on why Addiction is a Disease. Dr. Cidambi highlighted to SAMHSA’a audience the fact that a move to increased outpatient treatment for the ...
11 Jul 2018

Holiday binge drinking – Five sign you are abusing alcohol

Many individuals binge drink during the holidays as the party season is in full swing. Dr. Cidambi suggests that they should become aware if they are abusing alcohol or using it as an emotional crutch.
30 Jun 2018

Journaling to recovery, Made simple

Over time journaling that demands a lot of time becomes an arduous task and individuals in recovery tend to discontinue it. Dr. Cidambi, America’s leading addiction expert, shares her methodology of journaling, which is effective and can be done in 2 minutes or less.
16 Jun 2018

Teens and the abuse of the “good grade” pill

CNT’s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., talks about the misconceptions about Adderall, highlights the potential of getting addicted to Adderall and the possibility of the medication becoming the “gateway” drug leading to abuse of other substances.
2 Jun 2018

Cracking Down on Opiates

Cracking Down on Opiates Pain Pill Prescriptions Leads To A More Deadly Drug Trend: Pressed Pills Over 30 million people worldwide use opiates – for legitimate pain or for recreational purposes. Unfortunately, many uses them to feed their addiction, and suffering from detoxification withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit it. Irrespective of whether opiates, such ...
29 Apr 2018

WCBS Newsradio 880 with Neil Carouosso

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, warns against the “vaping” trend, especially among teenagers. She predicts that it will eventually lead to experimentation with more potent drugs and addiction.
26 Apr 2018

Bold Business

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, discusses the opioid crisis ravaging the country and opined that decriminalization should be used as an incentive to motivate individuals suffering from addiction to enter recovery and re-integrate into the workforce.
12 Apr 2018

The Takeaway WNYC and NPR

The nationally syndicated radio news program invited the country’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, about her work as an Addiction Psychiatrist and how she wants to change the way opioids are being prescribed.
12 Apr 2018

Is Addiction in my Genes?

Is Addiction in my Genes? Are you living with a parent or family member who suffers from addiction? Are you concerned that you may be predisposed to addictions? Addiction has a strong genetic component and your concerns are well founded. Two factors strongly contribute to the initiation of use of addictive substances; environment and genetics. ...
7 Apr 2018

Sublocade: Directionally Positive, But Not A Panacea

Sublocade: Directionally Positive, But Not A Panacea Buprenorphine has been used for nearly two decades to treat addiction to opiates, such as prescription pain pills, heroin, and fentanyl. In fact, Buprenorphine has been very successful as it not only provides relief from withdrawal symptoms, it also mitigates cravings. Physicians prescribe buprenorphine, which comes in Listerine-like ...
27 Mar 2018
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NJ Spotlight: OP-ED: Gov. Murphy ignores downside of legalized pot

NJ Spotlight publishes an Op-Ed piece authored by Dr. Cidambi, highlighting the perils of legalizing marijuana for recreational use to NJ Gov. Murphy.
9 Feb 2018

Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place

Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Spells Out Warning Signs Your Co-Worker May Be Abusing Drugs New York – January 20, 2016 – Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs) in the workplace is a serious issue with negative consequences for employers. Over 77% of illicit ...
2 Feb 2018

Recognizing Addiction

Recognizing Addiction Addiction is defined as an inability to stop using a certain substance despite negative consequences. It can take many forms like illicit drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, gambling or sex. Addiction is easy to spot when a person becomes highly dysfunctional. However, many individuals with addiction issues are “functioning,” in that they are able ...
20 Jan 2018

Health Professional Radio : The Rise in Fentanyl Use and Overdose

Dr. Indra Cidambi, MD, Medical Director, Center for Network Therapy, talks about the history of Fentanyl, it’s use, both legal and illegal, and how it differs from traditional opioids. Fentanyl Use and Overdose.
24 Dec 2017
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New York Times : The Lawyer, the Addict

The article, The Lawyer, The Addict, taps into Dr. Cidambi’s experience in treating legal professionals.
6 Dec 2017
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The Oprah Magazine : The 90-Day rule

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in “O,” The Oprah Magazine’s April 2016 Issue – Her 90-day Plan to Avert Pain Pill Abuse.
5 Dec 2017
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USA Today : Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide could hit 1.6M over the next decade, report says

USA Today, America’s leading newspaper taps into Dr. Cidambi’s expertise and highlights the key reasons for today’s opioid epidemic.
4 Dec 2017

Opioid prescription decline data misleading

Opioid prescription decline data misleading   Dr. Indra Cidambi Analyzes CDC Report Showing Doctors Are Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions New York – July 7, 2017 – Opioid prescription data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed the number of opioid pain pill prescriptions per 100 people declined by ...
3 Dec 2017
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New York Daily News : Unfolding Crisis – In no way is this junk the spice of life

New York Daily News published and op-ed piece from addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi about synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. the article helps individuals understand the make up of K2 and its dangers.
3 Dec 2017
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DNA Info New York : Sen. chuck schumer introduces bill to make k2 chemicals illegal

DNA Info New York reached out to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi to get her views on K2 after New York Senator, Chuck Schemer, introduced legislation to ban chemicals used in the manufacture of K2.
2 Dec 2017
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Chicago Tribune : 5 ways to make your 2017 resolution work in 2018

Dr. Cidambi’s provided input on how to stick to New Year Resolutions, leveraging her expertise in helping people in recovery.
2 Dec 2017

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