Suboxone Withdrawal, ZubSolv Withdrawal or Buprenorphine Withdrawal Management

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Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine. In 1978 it was marketed as an analgesic (pain killer) for post-operative and cancer patients.

Later it was reformulated as an effective antidote to opiate withdrawal. When prescribed just as pure buprenorphine (Subutex), the medication can be abused – crushed and injected or snorted.

However, brand names such as Suboxone and ZubSolv, add naloxone (opiate overdose reversal medication) to the formulation to make it abuse resistant and prevent overdoses.

However, naloxone in contraindicated for ...

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Management

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Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of medications that are usually used to treat anxiety.

While they are effective, some short-acting benzodiazepine medications (Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium) are addictive and could lead to severe withdrawal symptoms when stopped abruptly after prolonged use.

While some patients are prescribed benzodiazepines by their physicians for a long period of time causing dependence, most get it from a friend or relative, and some buy it on the street.

Dependence

Benzodiazepines cause ...

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Alcohol Withdrawal Management

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Alcohol use becomes a problem when you often end up drinking more than you intended.

It interferes with your work or taking care of your family, it causes interpersonal problems, or it causes you to indulge in risky behavior.

If you are unable to quit alcohol or you experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit, you are not alone.

Approximately 15 million adults in the United States suffered from alcohol use disorder in the United States ...

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What Heroin can do to Your Body?

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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 that heroin can be easily acquired on the streets. Evidently, the number of admissions at an addiction treatment center is rising due to the ever-increasing heroin abuse and for buprenorphine withdrawal ...

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NJ Biz : Ambulatory detox centers starting to catch on

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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 with existing outpatient detox programs, such as Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, are looking at the model.

We have been getting calls for ambulatory detox, even ...

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Playing Through Pain : NFL Gets Yellow Flag For Opioid Misuse

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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 misused opioid pain medications at a rate four times greater than the average.

The study provides a rare look into the NFL’s relationship with medications and how team doctors manage the pain ...

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How Pres. Trump’s opioid task force could make a difference

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Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi believes a comprehensive approach, with a focus on prescribers and new modalities of treatment, will help contain the opioid epidemic.

New York, NY – April 5, 2017 – With over 33,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2015, there is an acute need to find solutions to get the epidemic under control.

One of the root causes of this addiction is legally prescribed opiate pain pills.

President Trump has turned his focus to address this ...

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Opioid Prescription Decline Data Misleading – Addiction Expert Says Heroin And Fentanyl Still Driving Opioid Overdose Deaths Higher

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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 13% and the potency declined by 41% in the 2010-2015 period.

While the drop in prescriptions is encouraging, the reality is sobering and points to more people switching to ...

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

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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 2015, and has increased at an average annual rate of over 7% since 1999.

Overall overdose deaths rose to 16.3 per 100,000 in 2015 from 6.1 in 1999. “An analysis of the 16-year trend ...

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Drug And Alcohol Abuse In The Legal Profession

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New York – July 17, 2017 – The presence of employees with substance use disorders in the workplace is a serious issue. Over 77%* of illicit drug users are employed and the loss of productivity resulting from drug and alcohol abuse is significant. Alcoholism alone is responsible for 500 million lost work days** each year. “Alcohol and drugs know no social, economic or educational barriers, and legal professionals face unique stressors,” says leading Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi. ...

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