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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.


    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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