Sublocade: Directionally Positive, But Not A Panacea

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Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Highlights Hurdles to Overcome for Wide Adoption

New York – December 1, 2017 – The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday its approval of an injectable form of buprenorphine (brand name: Sublocade), a medication used to treat opiate addiction. Sublocade releases a steady dose of buprenorphine for one month. Buprenorphine works by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms and Sublocade is recommended for patients stabilized on a steady, maintenance dose of buprenorphine for seven days.

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Holiday binge drinking-Five signs you are abusing alcohol

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Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi of Center for Network Therapy Spells Out Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction

New York NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2015

Holiday party season is in full swing and with many celebrations happening around us, even people who consider themselves social drinkers may go overboard by binge drinking, the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leading Addiction Expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, wants to alert ...

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Five Ways to Manage Stress and Avoid Overindulgence

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Center for Network Therapy’s Addiction Therapist Dr. Indra Cidambi Explains How to Get Through the Season Without Taking Holiday Revelry Too Far

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2015

December is the season to eat, drink and be merry. But for some people, the holidays can also be a time of family drama, budgeting presents, or schedule overload. This stress of daily living can easily build up during this busy time of year, causing some people to use the holiday spirit ...

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Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place

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Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Spells Out Warning Signs Your Co-Worker May Be Abusing Drugs

New York – January 20, 2016 – Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs) in the workplace is a serious issue with negative consequences for employers. Over 77% of illicit drug users are employed in the workplace, according to a National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that alcoholism alone results in 500 million lost workdays every ...

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How to Identify Addiction in a Loved One?

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By Dr. Indra Cidambi, Founder and Medical Director at Center for Network Therapy

We all want to be there for our friends and family in times of need, especially if they are struggling with something as difficult as alcohol or drug abuse. A loved one’s help and support can be crucial for someone battling with addiction. Most of the time, however, people with a substance abuse issue will not come forward themselves. As an addiction expert and psychiatrist at The Center ...

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Why President Donald Trump is Wrong to Increase Prosecution of Drug Offenders; Addition Expert Reacts to President Trump’s Opioid Briefing

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Center for Network Therapy Medical Director Dr. Indra Cidambi Says Tougher Law Enforcement Will Hurt Individuals in Recovery and Cost the Country Much More

New York – August 9, 2017 – President Donald Trump this week pledged stronger law enforcement and increased criminal prosecution of drug offenders to combat the opioid epidemic, a move many addiction experts think will hurt people recovering from addiction.

“As an addiction medical doctor and psychiatrist, we are making a big mistake as 80% of Continue Reading →

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Actual cost of drug abuse in the U.S. tops $1 trillion

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Inclusive of criminal justice, treatment and productivity loss, the real cost of the nation’s drug epidemic is equal to 5% of U.S. GDP

New York – July 24, 2017 – While the escalating scale of the nation’s drug epidemic has been well-documented in recent years, the real costs to society and the economy have been greatly underestimated.

“Taking into account the staggering costs associated with criminal justice, treatment and loss of productivity, we estimate that the real cost of America’s drug epidemic ...

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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 street drugs, according ...

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The Dangers of DIY Detox Programs

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According to studies from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only one out of every ten alcohol and drug users receive treatment at a professional rehab center or facility. The reasons that many users do not go to receive treatment include not feeling ready to stop the abuse, cannot afford the treatment, feeling that the treatment was too inconvenient, and more.

As an alternative to outpatient detoxification, some patients attempt to get help from do it yourself (DIY) ...

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3 Benefits You Get By Attending Alcoholics Anonymous Program

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Many people are dying because they suffer from the addiction to alcohol. In the US alone, each year, there are hundreds of people dying because of this addiction. It is a very sad but yet the bitter truth. Most of them believe that they cannot overcome the addiction that they have and think that their life is over. They firmly believe that no matter how much effort they put, they cannot achieve their dream of becoming free from the bondage ...

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