Three Things To Do Overcome Addiction Quickly and Easily

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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 to alcohol or drugs are hazardous to health and cause much damage. Although individuals are not ...

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Understanding Relapse and How to Prevent It

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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 of outpatient detox programs. These programs are specifically designed to help individuals ...

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

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If you admitted that you have a problem with alcohol it is a big step forward that required courage. However, you will feel now feel a large load has been lifted off your shoulders and you are now ready to move forward and address the problem. The next big step is entering treatment and helping yourself find the support and resources ...

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DISCOMFORT FROM OPIATE WITHDRAWL

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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 severity and length of withdrawal.

Withdrawal symptoms can begin anywhere from 6 to 12 hours after last use and last several days. While withdrawal from opiates can be severe and cause acute discomfort, ...

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

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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 in a way where the drug is needed to release a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which gives us feelings of ...

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Nine Unexpected Physical and Mental Benefits of Reducing Alcohol Intake

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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 health issues and there is a need to cut back drinking to preserve health.

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Signs of Addiction that Requires Detoxification, Rehab and Addiction Treatment

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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 treatment for drug and/or alcohol, but less than 1% are able to access it. If you are not sure ...

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How to Choose the Right Drug Treatment Center in New Jersey

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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.

When trying to identify the right treatment facility in New Jersey, the first thing to determine if inpatient treatment ...

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Addiction to Prescription Drugs Could Be Fatal

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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 America. Prescription pain pills, for example, contains the same ingredient as heroin and ...

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Why is Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol Dependence a Better Choice?

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On the surface, outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment programs to address dependence on drugs or alcohol look similar-they both utilize medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and minimize craving, and provide group and individual therapy to help the client make the necessary lifestyle changes. However, outpatient programs usually deliver better outcomes as they focus on helping the patient remain sober in his/her ...

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When is Outpatient Alcohol Treatment an Ideal Option?

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Outpatient drug and alcohol detoxification and 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 drug and alcohol treatment: both offer detoxification from all substances (alcohol, anesthetics, benzos and opiates); both utilize medication assisted treatment to detox individuals off their substance of choice; ...

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3 Things You Should Consider When Deciding a Detoxification Center

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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 as opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, as their availability has exploded. Addiction can ...

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Five Practical Ways to Keep a Tab On Your Drinking

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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 much, well beyond you tolerance level which puts you at risk for alcohol-related conditions such as liver damage, then you might need to cut back on your consumption. Even little changes can ...

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Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place

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Drug use by employees in the workplace could have several negative consequences for the employer – it may lower productivity, increase costs, negatively impact customer service and elevate employer’s liability risk, says leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi.

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

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Dr. Cidambi weighs in on how President Trump’s Opioid Task Force could help roll the opioid epidemic in the country back. Shockingly, a majority of opioid pain pill prescriptions are written by family care doctors and nurse practitioners, not pain management specialists. She details steps the task force could take to make an impact.

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Physicians News : Is your doctor enabling your addiction?

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Addiction Expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi provides guidelines to check if your physician is inadvertently enabling your addiction. Some physicians do not realize that commonly used medications to treat pain and anxiety can be highly addictive and prescribe them. This article will help individuals identify if their physician is one of the enablers.

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

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Brian Cuban, author and brother of Mark Cuban, visited CNT and talked to clients to learn about their experience at CNT. He left impressed with the efficacy and success of the Ambulatory detox model. This is what he had to say about CNT: Their outpatient detox model has proven effective for those seeking to end the cycle of addiction.

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Outpatient detox model gaining popularity in treatment

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Addiction Expert, Dr. Cidambi, explains why the outpatient detox model will eventually marginalize the inpatient model. Incorporating the home environment into treatment, elevating support at home and customized medication management, among other factors, drive the higher efficacy of outpatient detoxification.

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Probuphine – formidable hurdles will severely limit adoption

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The FDA recently approved Probuphine, an implantable form of buprenorphine, for longer term maintenance treatment to address opiate withdrawal and opiate craving post opiate detoxification. Addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi provides her take on Probuphine. Her view is that implementation is cumbersome and will likely limit the uptake of the medication.

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Mixing “BENZOS” with opiates will cause drug pandemic in america

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Addiction Expert, Dr. Cidambi, highlights the risk of on mixing benzos with opiates. Concomitant use of both substances increases the likelihood of respiratory depression and death. Detoxing off of benzo withdrawal and opiate withdrawal at the same time can be tricky and recovery much harder.

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Governor’s $100 million spend for NEW JERSEY’S drug

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The nation’s leading chemical dependency expert, Dr. Cidambi, opines that NJ Governor Chris Christie’s intention to spend an additional $100 Million to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates would have been better utilized if some of it were to be spent on cost effective and higher efficacy modalities of care such as Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detox.

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How to make sober holiday happen

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The Holidays are an especially trying time for individuals in recovery. CNT’s Medical Director and the nation’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, offers 3 tips to help one stay sober during the holidays and 3 tips to help a loved one stay sober.

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Holiday binge drinking – Five sign you are abusing alcohol

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Many individuals binge drink during the holidays as the party season is in full swing. Dr. Cidambi suggests that they should become aware if they are abusing alcohol or using it as an emotional crutch.

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Medication for Withdrawal Management and Detoxification

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Drug withdrawal is a severe state caused when individuals stop or dramatically reduce its usage on which they were heavily dependent for several weeks, months or years.  The sudden withdrawal may result into symptoms that are difficult, severe or even can be life threatening. The severity of withdrawal symptoms may also depend on its level of dependence. The person is at high risk if he tries to make ...

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Beware Withdrawal Symptoms – They can be Fatal!

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Upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances of abuse, an individual goes into a phase called “withdrawal.” It happens after repeated use of opiates (pain pills/heroin), alcohol and benzodiazepines and buprenorphine (trade names: Suboxone, Bunavail, Zubsolv), a medication used to treat opioid withdrawal and cravings. Withdrawal causes acute physical distress and, in the case of alcohol and benxodiazepines, it can cause seizures or even death.

Opiate (pain pills, heroin) withdrawal symptoms ...

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