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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

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
Print Online Press

Real Health Magazine : Understanding how opioids could have taken Prince’s life

Real Health, magazine focused on the African-American population, seeks Addiction Expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi’s expert opinion on the possibility that Prince died of opioid overdose.
10 May 2016
Blogs

Why Treating Alcohol Dependence in an Outpatient Setting is Preferred

Why Treating Alcohol Dependence in an Outpatient Setting is Preferred Most addiction treatment providers treat dependence on alcohol in an inpatient setting. This may be the right setting for individuals who do not have a modicum of support at home, have an acute co-occurring medical condition, or actively suffering from delirium tremens or seizures. However, ...
10 May 2016
Blogs

When is Outpatient Alcohol Treatment an Ideal Option?

When is Outpatient Alcohol Treatment an Ideal Option? Outpatient alcohol treatment has generally proven to be more effective than inpatient treatment, but some support at home is needed. There are similarities between inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment: both offer detoxification from all substances (alcohol, anesthetics, benzos and opiates); both utilize medication assisted treatment to detox ...
2 May 2016
Blogs

3 Things You Should Consider When Deciding a Detoxification Center

3 Things You Should Consider When Deciding a Detoxification Center   Addiction, currently, is very common with the spread of opioid epidemic. Addiction cannot be overcome easily, as it has a genetic component. Consequently, it is important to address addiction as early as possible. The youth of our country is particularly vulnerable to getting addicted ...
28 Apr 2016
Print Online Press

The Greatist : Can You Really Get Addicted to Cocaine After Trying it Once?

CNT’s Medical Director and leading addiction expert, Indra Cidambi, M.D., was not only quoted in the article, she was also recognized as a leading expert and pioneer in the field of Addiction Medicine.
5 Apr 2016
Print Online Press

LA Opinion : What is ‘spice’ drug overdose after causing overdose on Skid Row?

Los Angeles’ largest Spanish language daily, LA Opinion, sought addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi’s opinion on “Spice,” and its impact on communities.
5 Apr 2016
Print Online Press

My Central Jersey : Drug Detox center seeks to break the cycle of substance abuse

Central Jersey’s premier newspaper recognizes the efficacy of CNT’s Ambulatory (outpatient) Detox model
5 Apr 2016
Print Online Press

Patch.com : Heroin. It Wants You Dead but it Will Settle for Miserable

New Jersey Patch highlighted the effectiveness of CNT’s unique program. The article describes how CNT helped an individual addicted to pain pills and heroin to achieve sobriety and remain sober for over 12 months.
5 Apr 2016
Blogs

Five Practical Ways to Keep a Tab On Your Drinking

Five Practical Ways to Keep a Tab On Your Drinking Have you been considering cutting back on drinking? Maybe you have encountered some adverse health or relationship issues due to your drinking, or you just don’t wish to go over the limit in your next drinking session with your friends. If you are drinking too ...
4 Apr 2016
Radio

Radio MD : How to Rein in Excessive Drinking

Dr. Cidambi talks about how to rein in excessive drinking
2 Apr 2016
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