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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

Suboxone and Alcohol

Suboxone and Alcohol Suboxone is prescribed to treat opioid dependence, acute or chronic pain. In most cases, the drug helps to overcome addiction and avoid relapse after treatment. Sadly, suboxone users mix the prescribed medication with alcohol, trying to reach the same high as the opioid agonist. Mixing Suboxone with alcohol is extremely dangerous; this ...
5 Aug 2019
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Ambulatory, or Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Ambulatory, or Outpatient Addiction Treatment Ambulatory or outpatient treatment does not involve an overnight stay at a treatment facility. Outpatient or ambulatory care may take place at a doctor’s office, medical facility, hospital, mental health or rehabilitation treatment facility. Treatment could range from acute withdrawal management to maintenance treatment. Less Disruptive and More Effective at ...
4 Aug 2019
Blogs

Alcohol and Drug Detox and Rehab Centers

Alcohol and Drug Detox and Rehab Centers Rehabilitation facilities are utilized to recover from various medical conditions – physical, mental illness, and addiction. Drug and alcohol detoxification and rehab centers specialize in treating individuals addicted to various substances. Most drug and alcohol detoxification and rehab facilities treat a range of chemical dependency. The major difference ...
31 Jul 2019
Print Online Press

Thrive Global – How to Alleviate Travel Anxiety and Avoid Addiction

Thrive Global published a print authored by Dr. Cidambi
22 Jul 2019
Print Online Press

RealSimple – 6 Practical Ways to Deal With Travel Anxiety by Dr. Cidambi

RealSimp.com publishes a print authored by Dr. Cidambi
21 Jul 2019
Blogs

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin Addiction Treatment Opiates can all be extremely addictive, and heroin is a potent opiate with a high risk of overdose. Short-term and long-term users risk lethal overdose every time they use it. Treating an addiction to heroin addiction is difficult and requires medical, pharmacological and therapeutic support.   When dealing with heroin addiction, it’s ...
7 Jul 2019
Blogs

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Are you considering a treatment program that will fully address your needs? Do you prefer to get better in a less restrictive environment? Does building a supportive network of friends and family important to you during the treatment process? With a focus on laying a foundation for long-term recovery, ...
7 Jul 2019
Blogs

What is Naloxone?

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the opioid overdose and help potentially save a life. As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat opioid crisis, NJ Human Services is making naloxone – the opioid overdose reversal drug – available for free on June 18th. You can visit any of the PARTICIPATING PHARMACIES to obtain free ...
18 Jun 2019
Radio

The Entrepreneurway Podcast: Being Sure That You Are the Best in the Business with Indra Cidambi Founder and Owner of Center for Network Therapy .

Indra Cidambi, M.D., is the Medical Director at the Center for Network Therapy and is recognized as a leading expert and pioneer in the field of Addiction Medicine. Under her leadership, the Center for Network Therapy started New Jersey’s first state licensed Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detoxification program for all substances nearly three years ago. Indra is ...
18 Jun 2019
Print Online Press

The Record – Dr. Cidambi Adressing Inequity Key to End Opioid Crisis

The Record publishes a print authored by Dr. Cidambi, adressing inequity key to end opioid crisis in United States.
4 Jun 2019
Radio

Future Tech Podcast: Doing Away with the Inpatient Model of Addiction Treatment and Detoxification [Part2]

Dr. Cidambi explains that in contrast to the traditional model of inpatient care, which many insurance policies will not cover, an outpatient detoxification program will allow more patients to obtain care without the consequences of inpatient care, such as the required isolation from friends and family members, and having to take time away from work.
25 May 2019
Radio

Future Tech Podcast: Reducing the Stigma of Addiction and Dramatically Increasing the Success Rate of Treatment [Part1]

Dr. Cidambi explains that in contrast to the traditional model of inpatient care, which many insurance policies will not cover, an outpatient detoxification program will allow more patients to obtain care without the consequences of inpatient care, such as the required isolation from friends and family members, and having to take time away from work.
25 May 2019
Blogs

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal What Are Benzodiazepine? In recent years, the opioid epidemic has received notable attention in the media. On the positive note, medications such as benzodiazepines, or benzos, are usually prescribed to treat anxiety and help people. On the other hand, prescribed Benzodiazepines take a heavy tall. The number of drug dependencies and even fatalities ...
25 Feb 2019
Blogs

Alcohol Withdrawal Management

Alcohol Withdrawal Management Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can develop when you suddenly stop drinking alcohol after a period of frequent and substantial consumption, be it vodka, whiskey, wine or beer. If you are unable to stop consuming alcohol despite wanting to, or despite negative consequences, it is an addiction. If you try to stop consuming alcohol ...
20 Feb 2019
Blogs

What Heroin can do to Your Body?

What Heroin can do to Your Body? There is an increase in the use of heroin in the streets of the US resulting from the ban on Opana and hydrocodone. Those who were addicts of these pain relieving treatments see heroin as the best option that is left. This is even elevated by the fact ...
30 Dec 2018
Blogs, Print Online Press

NJ Biz : Ambulatory detox centers starting to catch on

Center for Network Therapy in Middlesex becoming a model for the health care industry When the Center for Network Therapy first opened its doors in Middlesex and asked for referrals to its ambulatory detox service, New Jersey’s medical community wasn’t very eager. But in the past two years, the service has become popular and hospitals ...
30 Nov 2018
Blogs

Playing Through Pain : NFL Gets Yellow Flag For Opioid Misuse

Playing Through Pain : NFL Gets Yellow Flag For Opioid Misus Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi provides insight into the consequences of using opioid pain medication to mask pain in order to continue to play New York, NY – March 31, 2017 – As per research* by Washington University, retired National Football League (NFL) players ...
16 Nov 2018
Blogs

The Faces Of Addiction : The Middle-Aged, Women And Fentanyl

The Faces Of Addiction : The Middle-Aged, Women And Fentanyl Addiction Expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, analyzes factors driving continued growth in drug overdose deaths. New York, NY – March 15, 2017 – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released data that showed that drug overdose deaths (excl. alcohol) rose 11% year-over-year to 52,404 in ...
31 Oct 2018
Blogs

Against The Law

Against The Law We’ve all been there. Drinks with our workmates after a long day. Celebratory drinks after a big win. Too many cocktails at a staff function. Some offices even host regular social functions within the business premises. More often than not, these are all just social gatherings that help employees bond, break barriers ...
26 Oct 2018
Blogs

Impact on children of parental substance use

IMPACT ON CHILDREN OF PARENTAL SUBSTANCE USE Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Shares Tips on How to Help Children Affected by Addiction NEW JERSEY-Our country is in the middle of a drug epidemic and, as per SAMHSA, 1 in 4 children in the United States is exposed to alcohol abuse or dependence in the family. ...
2 Oct 2018
Blogs

Is your Doctor Unwittingly Enabling your Addiction?

Is your Doctor Unwittingly Enabling your Addiction? Opioid and benzodiazepine abuse is a critical problem in America. Some people may not even be aware that they have become chemically dependent on one of these medications until they stop taking the medication and begin to experience withdrawal symptoms, as the need for substance detoxification grows. Many ...
29 Aug 2018
Blogs

Brian Cuban praises center for network therapy’s outpatient detox model

Brian Cuban praises center for network therapy’s outpatient detox model BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND AUTHORITY ON ADDICTION VISITS NEW JERSEY’S FIRST AMBULATORY DETOX CENTER AND SHARES HIS RECOVERY STORY WITH PATIENTS New Jersey –June 3, 2016 – The Center for Network Therapy (CNT), New Jersey’s first state licensed ambulatory detox facility for all substance abuse, welcomedBrian ...
17 Aug 2018
Blogs

Probuphine – formidable hurdles will severely limit adoption

Probuphine – formidable hurdles will severely limit adoption The battle of treating those living with the disease of addiction is ongoing and ever – challenging. New treatments and medications are continually being developed, tested and introduced. One of the newer medications on the market, introduced in 2016, is Probuphine. This drug is unique in its ...
31 Jul 2018
Blogs

Mixing Opiates With ‘Benzos’

Mixing Opiates With ‘Benzos’ According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 200 people in the United States die due to opiate overdose every day. That is of epidemic proportions! Despite various efforts by the federal and state bodies, the epidemic continues unabated. One of the reasons the opioid overdose deaths continue to rise ...
21 Jul 2018
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