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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.

Print Online Press

New York Daily News : Doc gooden’s drug denial may be cry for help

The New York Daily News asked addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi to write an op ed piece on allegations that former baseball star Dwight Gooden had gone back to abusing drugs. She talks about how to help individuals struggling with relapse to re-engage in treatment and get back on the path to recovery.
2 Dec 2017
Print Online Press

Chicago Tribune : Expert offers ways to tell if you’re drinking too much

Chicago’s leading newspaper, sought out CNT’s Medical Director’s expertise to identify the difference between “moderate” and “heavy” alcohol consumption and suggest ways to cutback. Indra Cidambi, M.D. is widely recognized as America’s leading expert on alcohol and drug treatment issues.
1 Dec 2017
Print Online Press

Health News Digest : A New Injectable For Addiction Treatment

Dr. Cidambi provides her views on Sublocade, a recently approved injectable form of buprenorphine.
1 Dec 2017
Print Online Press

We, Magazine for Women : How to Handle the Holidays as a Recovering Addict

Dr. Cidambi’s shared her insights into how individuals in recovery could handle the Holiday Party atmosphere.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Yahoo News.com : Country Music Star Opens Up About Getting Clean

Dr. Cidambi comments on Tyla Lynn’s addiction-related post to Yahoo Beauty – says music stars sharing their addiction stories is a big help.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Shape.com : 10 Ways to Drink Less This Holiday Season

Shape, a site for contemporary, active women interviews Dr. Cidambi about the dangers of unhealthy alcohol consumption.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Vice.com : Stop Saying Your Friend Has a ‘Drug Problem’

Dr. Cidambi explains to VICE magazine when to classify a person as having a problem with drugs or alcohol and highlights the importance of not stigmatizing people with addiction issues.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

The Daily News : Rethinking Drinking Habits for the New Year

Michigan’s The Daily News passes onto readers Dr. Cidambi’s advice on alcohol use: what constitutes excessive drinking? How to cut back?
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

The Buddy : Can You Really Get Addicted to Cocaine After Trying It Once?

Dr. Cidambi shared her views on cocaine – can one really get addicted to it after just one use?
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Yahoo.com/Style : How Many Too-Lit Weekends Does It Take to Make You Dumber?

quotes Center for Network Therapy’s medical director, Dr. Cidambi, on her views about “too-lit” weekends.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Yahoo Style.com : 6 signs your grown up child might be suffering with addiction

Dr. Cidambi lays out the signs and symptoms of addiction to watch for among college-age kids.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Peninsula Daily News : Rx abuse among older adults harder to detect

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in Peninsula Daily News.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Yahoo Beauty : Mom writes an emotional obituary for her daughter who was addict

Dr. Cidambi provided  insights on how addiction works noting that “Addiction, much like diabetes, is a chronic disease — not a behavioral problem”. Dr. Cidambi also made the case for ambulatory detoxification programs as an alternative treatment method. Please see below for a link to that article and attached for the press clip.
30 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

The Huffington Post : Gender addiction gap shrinking : Why gender matters when it comes to addiction treatment & recovery

Huffington Post published an article by Dr. Cidambi, a specialist in treating women with addiction issues, that talks about why women are predisposed to get addicted faster and how to accelerate their recovery by identifying and meeting women’s special needs.
29 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

The Huffington Post : National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week – Why Family-Based Recovery Is Important

The article titled, “National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week – Why Family-Based Recovery Is Important”,  addresses the importance of spreading public awareness about the impact of alcohol and drugs on children and families.
29 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

The Fix : Are we ignoring an escalating benzodiazapine epidemic?

Addiction expert and CNT’s medical director, Dr. Cidambi recently wrote an Op Ed piece for The Fix, America’s leading online resource for individuals affected by substance use disorders. She focused on the rising rate of overdose deaths from overdose of benzodiazepines and how it could worsen the drug epidemic we are facing.
28 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Orlando Sentinel : Experts offers ways to tell if you’re drinking too much

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in Orlando Sentinel.
27 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Physicians News Digest : Is your doctor enabling your addiction to pain pills?

Physicians News Digest published an article from addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, about how some doctors inadvertently enable addiction to prescription pain pills and other prescription medication such as benzodiazepines. Dr. Cidambi helps individuals identify situations where their physician is enabling their addiction.
26 Nov 2017
Print Online Press

Self.com : Can you outgrow a drinking problem?

Dr. Cidambi talks about whether one can outgrow a drinking problem without seeking formal treatment.
25 Nov 2017
Blogs

The Dangers of DIY Detox Programs

The Dangers of DIY Detox Programs According to studies from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only one out of every ten alcohol and drug users receive treatment at a professional rehab center or facility. The reasons that many users do not go to receive treatment include not feeling ready to stop ...
16 Nov 2017
Blogs

3 Benefits You Get By Attending Alcoholics Anonymous Program

3 Benefits You Get By Attending Alcoholics Anonymous Program Many people are dying because they suffer from the addiction to alcohol. In the US alone, each year, there are hundreds of people dying because of this addiction. It is a very sad but yet the bitter truth. Most of them believe that they cannot overcome ...
3 Nov 2017
Blogs

How to Recognize Symptoms and Signs Related to Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Symptoms and Signs Related to Drug Abuse No one is immune to the consequences of drug abuse, notwithstanding the reason for taking the drug in the first place. Drug abuse is as a result of addiction to a drug, and with addiction, except the patients seek professional treatment, it will be difficult ...
29 Oct 2017
Television

Foxnews.com : How should Trump respond to the opioid crisis?

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi talks with Dana Perino of Fox News about, “How Should President Trump Respond to the Opioid Crisis?” Dr. Cidambi reiterates that decriminalization should be used as an incentive to motivate individuals suffering from addiction to enter recovery and re-inegrate into the workforce to become productive members of society. Watch the ...
25 Oct 2017
Television

AlJazzera.com : Dr. Cidambi, shared her insights about the opioid epidemic in America with Al Jazzera

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, shared her insights about the opioid epidemic in America with Al Jazzera, the most popular TV channel in the Middle East.
24 Oct 2017
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