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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.

Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Radio

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
Print Online Press

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
Print Online Press

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
Print Online Press

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
Blogs

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
Print Online Press

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
Print Online Press

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
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 : 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
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
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