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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

Three Things To Do Overcome Addiction Quickly and Easily

Three Things To Do Overcome Addiction Quickly and Easily When an individual is in the grips of addiction the future looks bleak and they have a steep and slippery slope to climb to get out of the rut they are in. Addiction changes a person’s character and their behaviour and causes mood swings. Additionally, addiction ...
1 Sep 2016
Television

Pix11.com : PIX 11 TV Interview

Addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi comments on reports of baseball star Dwight Gooden relapsing on PIX 11,New York.
26 Aug 2016
Print Online Press

Rolling Stone.com : Florida zombie drug flakka : Everything you need to know

With news from Florida that a young man killed two people while high on “Flakka” and tried to eat one of his victim’s face, the Rolling Stone magazine reached out to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, to understand the effects of abusing “Flakka.” What kind of high does it give? What can be expect of people ...
25 Aug 2016
Blogs

Understanding Relapse and How to Prevent It

Understanding Relapse and How to Prevent It Addiction is now a national epidemic. Drugs are more accessible and incredibly more potent than they’ve ever been, leading to rising rates of addiction. With the cost of treatment rising and patients bearing more of the cost, a cost-effective treatment option is needed. It comes in the form ...
21 Aug 2016
Television

Wsj.com : What Is Flakka and Why Is It So Addictive?

The Wall Street Journal reached out to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi to get her views on “Flakka,” a synthetic stimulant. She explains Flakka’s effects on the body and the mind.
20 Aug 2016
Blogs

The Many Types of Alcohol Detox and Rehab Centers to Choose From

The Many Types of Alcohol Detox and Rehab Centers to Choose From If you have an issue with alcohol and have decided to address the issue, it is a courageous decision and it represents a big step forward. You feel that a large load has been lifted off of your shoulders and you are now ...
13 Aug 2016
Blogs

DISCOMFORT FROM OPIATE WITHDRAWaL

Discomfort From Opiate Withdrawal The severity of withdrawal from opiates depends on several factors. The frequency of substance use, the quantity of use as well as the length of use could determine the severity and length of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can begin anywhere from 6 to 12 hours after last use and last several days. ...
2 Aug 2016
Print Online Press

Health News Digest : Why ambulatory (outpatient) detox is more effective when treating substance abuse

Health News Digest highlights the efficacy of Center for Network Therapy’s Ambulatory Detox model. The article includes quotes from addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi about the factors that drive the higher efficacy of Ambulatory Detoxification.
1 Aug 2016
Print Online Press

Gothamist.com : So, What is K2?

Gothamist.com incorporated addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi’s views in their article on K2.
1 Aug 2016
Blogs

Three Reasons Why You Should Use a Detox Center to Overcome Addictions

Three Reasons Why You Should Use a Detox Center to Overcome Addictions   Many people, despite knowing the dangers, experiment with drugs because they believe they are not prone to get addicted. It takes just a few voluntary indiscretions with drugs to get addicted. This is because drugs alter the reward pathways in the brain ...
23 Jul 2016
Blogs

Nine Unexpected Physical and Mental Benefits of Reducing Alcohol Intake

Nine Unexpected Physical and Mental Benefits of Reducing Alcohol Intake After working the entire week, many people go to bars or other places to socialize and unwind. Alcohol is used as a tool to relax and unwind. Adults are permitted to consume alcohol, but some indulge in it too much. Heavy drinking will lead to ...
12 Jul 2016
Print Online Press

Real Health Magazine : The egony of relief

Real Health Magazine which includes extensive commentary from Dr. Cidambi in the magazine’s feature article on opioid abuse.
11 Jul 2016
Blogs

Signs of Addiction that Requires Detoxification, Rehab and Addiction Treatment

Signs of Addiction that Requires Detoxification, Rehab and Addiction Treatment The surprising fact about addiction is that some people never realize they are addicted. While people around the individual may recognize the addiction, the individual himself or herself may not accept it and seek treatment. Over 20 million Americans are in need of treatment for ...
2 Jul 2016
Print Online Press

Sun Herald : Prescription drug among older adults is harder to detect.

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in Sun Herald.
30 Jun 2016
Print Online Press

The Press Democrat : Struggling with addiction

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in The Press Democrat.
30 Jun 2016
Print Online Press

Santa Fe New Mexican : Drug abuse among seniors hard to detect

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in Santa Fe New Mexican.
30 Jun 2016
Blogs

How to Choose the Right Drug Treatment Center in New Jersey

  How to Choose the Right Drug Treatment Center in New Jersey Drug treatment centers usually vary by philosophy, treatment type, and treatment duration. Taking the time to do some research before choosing a treatment facility will help you find a facility that matches the patient’s needs, which, in turn, increases the likelihood of success. ...
22 Jun 2016
Radio

BBC Sound Clip : The reasons for Prince’s death from Fentanyl overdose.

When BBC World Service wanted to inform their audience about the reasons for Prince’s death from Fentanyl overdose and the dangers of abusing opiates, they turned to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, to get her expert opinion on opiate addiction, opiate cravings and opiate withdrawal.
17 Jun 2016
Television

Chasing News : Heroin Under My Skin

Television station WWOR solicited addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi’s opinion on Probuphine, an implantable form of buprenorphine, recently approved by the FDA. Probuphine is recommended for maintenance treatment of dependence on opiates. It is to be used to address opiate cravings and opiate withdrawal.
13 Jun 2016
Blogs

Addiction to Prescription Drugs Could Be Fatal

Addiction to Prescription Drugs Could Be Fatal When most people think of drug addiction, they usually think of illicit substances such as cocaine, heroin, flakka or other street drugs. What you may not be aware of is that addiction to prescription pain pills and other doctor-prescribed medications is the leading cause of overdose deaths in ...
10 Jun 2016
Blogs

UNBOUND: SET YOURSELF FREE

UNBOUND: SET YOURSELF FREE When an individual afflicted by the disease of addiction takes the big step of entering treatment, he or she has laid a solid foundation on which to build recovery. With diligence, they can be free from the bondage of addiction and begin to take control of their life! By entering treatment, ...
30 May 2016
Print Online Press

The Northern Virginia Daily : Overdoses vault ahead of last year’s numbers

Northern Virginia’s leading daily sought addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi’s opinion on Carfentanil, an opiate that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
30 May 2016
Print Online Press

New Jersey : Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Tours Center for Network Therapy in Middlesex

New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno, visited CNT to learn more about detoxing individuals from alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates in an Ambulatory (Outpatient) setting. She met with addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, and patients to learn about the efficacy of the program. https://nj.gov/governor/media/photos/
19 May 2016
Print Online Press

Recovery @ CNT: Brian’s Story of Addiction Treatment

Brian’s childhood was no different from a million other kids – he grew up in a quiet suburban town; he played soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. In his teenage years, he found he had a talent for music and became adept at the guitar, the bass and ...
13 May 2016
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