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 ...

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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 ...

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What Heroin can do to Your Body?

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Home » BlogsThere 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 ...

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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 ...

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Playing Through Pain : NFL Gets Yellow Flag For Opioid Misuse

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Home » BlogsAddiction 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 ...

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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. ...

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Against The Law

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Home » BlogsWe’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 between different levels of management and encourage camaraderie.

But they can also lead to overindulgence. A few beers or a few cocktails, maybe a few hits ...

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Impact on children of parental substance use

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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. More children are living in families with an illegal substance or prescription medication abuse. Leading addiction expert, Indra Cidambi, M D. ...

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Is your Doctor Unwittingly Enabling your Addiction?

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Home » BlogsOpioid 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 people visit their doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and other types of medical facilities every so often.

While the health care one receives is professional, many physicians are ...

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

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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 Cuban,best-selling author and person in long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Cuban visited CNT on Friday, June 3rdfor a tour of the outpatient detox ...

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