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The Center for Network Therapy (CNT) is led by Indra Cidambi, M.D. She is widely recognized as the leading addiction specialist in America. Dr. Cidambi is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and double Board certified in Addiction Medicine – ASAM and ABPN. After her residency in Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Cidambi completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from New York University/Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Cidambi has deep experience working with individuals afflicted with the disease of addiction, as she has been practicing Addiction Medicine since 2004.

Previous to Dr. Cidambi founding CNT, she was the Director of Chemical Dependency at Summit Oaks Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. Previous to that she was an attending physician at Carrier Clinic, a leading psychiatric and addiction treatment facility located in Belle Mead, New Jersey. 

Dr. Cidambi founded Center for Network Therapy (CNT) in 2010 to offer Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services. Later, when New Jersey’s Dept. of Health made licensing for Ambulatory, or Outpatient Detoxification available, she guided CNT to obtain the first license to offer Ambulatory Detoxification and Outpatient Withdrawal Management services for alcohol withdrawal, anesthetic withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal and opiate withdrawal.

Since 2013, Dr. Cidambi has worked tirelessly to design and fine-tune the outpatient detoxification model for all substances. Managing patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal or benzodiazepine withdrawal was especially challenging due to the risk of seizures and stroke. However, she not only proved that the model was safe for detoxing off of all substances, she also delivered superior clinical results! A study by CNT showed that 90+ day sobriety rates for patients completing ambulatory, or outpatient detoxification was greater than that of inpatient. ASAM, the addiction medicine boards, awarded Dr. Cidambi a plaque for innovating to the Ambulatory Detoxification and Outpatient Withdrawal Management levels of care and proving it to be safe and effective. 

Dr. Cidambi serves as the President of the New Jersey chapter of ASAM, the addiction board for doctors specializing in addiction treatment. New Jersey’s Governor, Phil Murphy, has nominated CNT’s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., to the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, or GCADA. This is further testament to Dr. Cidambi’s contribution to the advancement of treatment for Addiction. Once confirmed, Dr. Cidambi will be the only physician specializing in addiction medicine in GCADA and her focus will continue to be to ensure that the citizens of the State of New Jersey have access to the widest range of addiction treatment options and the most effective addiction treatment.

CNT’s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., is widely recognized as the pre-eminent addiction treatment expert in America. Dr. Cidambi’s expertise has been leveraged by various media outlets: NPR, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NJ 101.5, “O” Magazine, NJ News 12, CBS, Fox News, Thrive Global, NJTV, Salon.com and others.

CNT’s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., is widely recognized as the leader in addiction treatment in America. Dr. Cidambi’s expertise has been leveraged by various media outlets: NPR, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, NJ 101.5, “O” Magazine, NJ News 12, CBS, Fox News, Thrive Global, NJTV and others.

Probuphine: Formidable Hurdles Will Severely Limit Adoption

Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Spells Out Why New FDA Approved Opioid Addiction Implantable Drug, Probuphine, Will Flop

Imminent FDA Approval of Addictive Ketamine for Depression Brings Back Echoes from the Opiate Epidemic

Sublocade: Directionally positive, but not a panacea

Overdose Awareness Day: Reduce the Stigma of Addiction

Why the Opioid Commission Recommendations Will Fail America

Actual Cost of Drug Abuse in the U.S. Tops $1 Trillion Annually

Snorting Cacao (Chocolate) Will Grease the Path to Addiction

Opioid Prescription Decline Data Misleading

How To Tell If Your “Back From College” Kid Is Slipping Into Addiction

How Can The White House Opioid Task Force Make A Difference?

Innovative Ambulatory Detox Delivers Vastly Superior Results

National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week - Why Family-Based Recovery Is Important

A Risky Crackdown on Opioid Prescriptions

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How should Trump respond to the opioid crisis?

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi talks with Dana Perino of Fox News about, “How Should President Trump Respond to the Opioid Crisis?” Dr. Cidambi reiterates that decriminalization should be used as an incentive to motivate individuals suffering from addiction to enter recovery and re-inegrate into the workforce to become productive members of society.
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What you need to know about Fentanyl

Fox News sought out addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi’s opinion on factors related to Prince’s death from fentanyl overdose and more generally, on the opiate epidemic in America.
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New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Forum

CNT’s Dr. Cidambi, former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevy and other host NJTV’s forum on the drug epidemic in NJ and treatment and recovery options. Of particular interest to the interviewer and the audience was the Center for Network Therapy’s Ambulatory Detox model. The ambulatory Detox model was pioneered by Dr. Cidambi in NJ.

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SAMHSA: Why Addiction is a Disease and Why is it Important

SAMHSA recognizes CNT’s Dr. Cidambi as a leader in addiction treatment; SAMHSA invites Dr. Cidambi to participate in a panel discussion on why Addiction is a Disease. Dr. Cidambi highlighted to SAMHSA’a audience the fact that a move to increased outpatient treatment for the disease of addiction will lower stigma and help people suffering from this disease to more freely engage in treatment.

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Bold Business

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, discusses the opioid crisis ravaging the country and opined that decriminalization should be used as an incentive to motivate individuals suffering from addiction to enter recovery and re-integrate into the workforce.

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Dr. Cidambi, shared her insights about the opioid epidemic in America with Al Jazzera

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, shared her insights about the opioid epidemic in America with Al Jazzera, the most popular TV channel in the Middle East.

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Parents Hooked On Heroin

CBS News reached out to addiction treatment pioneer, Dr. Indra Cidambi, to get her views on the impact on children of their parents’ addiction.

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3 Step Protocol May Save Patients from Drug Abuse

The Doctor’s Channel is a television channel aimed exclusively at doctors. In the interview, Dr. Cidambi recommends 3 steps doctors should take while prescribing opioid pain medications in order to minimize the chances of addiction to pain pills.

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PIX 11 TV Interview

Addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi comments on reports of baseball star Dwight Gooden relapsing on PIX 11,New York.

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Heroin Under My Skin

Television station WWOR solicited addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi’s opinion on Probuphine, an implantable form of buprenorphine, recently approved by the FDA. Probuphine is recommended for maintenance treatment of dependence on opiates. It is to be used to address opiate cravings and opiate withdrawal.

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Outpatient Rehab Offers Another Option for Addicts

HOW TO QUIT JUUL

Here’s How To Finally Put Down Your Juul

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How to Help Your Teen Manage Stress

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How to Help a Teenager Handle the Death of an Idol

The New York Times published a print featuring Dr. Cidambi

How To Talk To Your Kid About Vaping: Start Really Young

How To Talk To Your Kid About Vaping: Start Really Young
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How to Alleviate Travel Anxiety and Avoid Addiction

Thrive Global published a print authored by Dr. Cidambi

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

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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.

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.

WCBS Newsradio 880 with Neil Carouosso

America’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, warns against the “vaping” trend, especially among teenagers. She predicts that it will eventually lead to experimentation with more potent drugs and addiction.

The Takeaway WNYC and NPR

The nationally syndicated radio news program invited the country’s leading addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi, about her work as an Addiction Psychiatrist and how she wants to change the way opioids are being prescribed.

The Rise in Fentanyl Use and Overdose

Dr. Indra Cidambi, MD, Medical Director, Center for Network Therapy, talks about the history of Fentanyl, it’s use, both legal and illegal, and how it differs from traditional opioids. Fentanyl Use and Overdose.

Think heroin is bad? NJ experts warn ‘gray death’ kills in minutes

Dr. Cidambi talks about the potency of Gray Death, a combination of natural and synthetic opioids and other substance.

Dr. Cidambi explains: EP 848 Dangerous Drugs

Dr. Cidambi explains to Dr. Michael Roizen how easy it is to get hooked on pain pills and heroin and how to reverse this trend.

Is Ambulatory Detox the Future of Recovery?

A channel focused on doctors, highlights Center for Network Therapy’s Ambulatory Detox Program: There’s a new model that’s recently emerged, Ambulatory Detox, which provides the same protocols and procedures as inpatient centers, with one key difference: clients can return home at the end of a structured day.

The reasons for Prince’s death from Fentanyl overdose

When BBC World Service wanted to inform their audience about the reasons for Prince’s death from Fentanyl overdose and the dangers of abusing opiates, they turned to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, to get her expert opinion on opiate addiction, opiate cravings and opiate withdrawal.

WOND Radio draws on Dr. Cidambi’s expertise to discuss addiction to gambling Part – 1

How to Rein in Excessive Drinking

Dr. Cidambi talks about how to rein in excessive drinking

Teens & Adderall Abuse

CNT’s Medical Director, Indra Cidambi, M.D., talks about the misconceptions about Adderall, highlights the potential of getting addicted to Adderall and the possibility of the medication becoming the “gateway” drug leading to abuse of other substances.

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

The Record publishes a print authored by Dr. Cidambi, addressing inequity key to end the opioid crisis in the United States.

NJ Spotlight: OP-ED: Gov. Murphy ignores downside of legalized pot

NJ Spotlight publishes an Op-Ed piece authored by Dr. Cidambi, highlighting the perils of legalizing marijuana for recreational use to NJ Gov. Murphy.
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New York Times : The Lawyer, the Addict

The article, The Lawyer, The Addict, taps into Dr. Cidambi’s experience in treating legal professionals.

The Oprah Magazine : The 90-Day rule

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in “O,” The Oprah Magazine’s April 2016 Issue – Her 90-day Plan to Avert Pain Pill Abuse.

USA Today : Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide could hit 1.6M over the next decade

USA Today, America’s leading newspaper taps into Dr. Cidambi’s expertise and highlights the key reasons for today’s opioid epidemic.

New York Daily News : Unfolding Crisis – In no way is this junk the spice of life

New York Daily News published an op-ed piece from an addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi about synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. the article helps individuals understand the makeup of K2 and its dangers.

DNA Info New York : Sen. chuck schumer introduces bill to make k2 chemicals illegal

DNA Info New York reached out to addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi to get her views on K2 after New York Senator, Chuck Schemer introduced legislation to ban chemicals used in the manufacture of K2.

Chicago Tribune : 5 ways to make your 2017 resolution work in 2018

Dr. Cidambi’s provided input on how to stick to New Year Resolutions, leveraging her expertise in helping people in recovery.

New York Daily News : Doc gooden’s drug denial may be cry for help

The New York Daily News asked addiction expert, Dr. Indra Cidambi to write an op ed piece on allegations that former baseball star Dwight Gooden had gone back to abusing drugs. She talks about how to help individuals struggling with relapse to re-engage in treatment and get back on the path to recovery.

Health News Digest : A New Injectable For Addiction Treatment

Dr. Cidambi provides her views on Sublocade, a recently approved injectable form of buprenorphine.

Chicago Tribune : Expert offers ways to tell if you’re drinking too much

Chicago’s leading newspaper sought out CNT’s Medical Director’s expertise to identify the difference between “moderate” and “heavy” alcohol consumption and suggest ways to cutback.

Indra Cidambi, M.D. is widely recognized as America’s leading expert on alcohol and drug treatment issues.

We, Magazine for Women : How to Handle the Holidays as a Recovering Addict

Dr. Cidambi’s shared her insights into how individuals in recovery could handle the Holiday Party atmosphere.

Yahoo News.com : Country Music Star Opens Up About Getting Clean

Dr. Cidambi comments on Tyla Lynn’s addiction-related post to Yahoo Beauty – says music stars sharing their addiction stories is a big help.

Shape.com : 10 Ways to Drink Less This Holiday Season

Shape, a site for contemporary, active women interviews Dr. Cidambi about the dangers of unhealthy alcohol consumption.

Vice.com : Stop Saying Your Friend Has a ‘Drug Problem’

Dr. Cidambi explains to VICE magazine when to classify a person as having a problem with drugs or alcohol and highlights the importance of not stigmatizing people with addiction issues.

The Daily News : Rethinking Drinking Habits for the New Year

Michigan’s The Daily News passes onto readers Dr. Cidambi’s advice on alcohol use: what constitutes excessive drinking? How to cut back?

The Buddy : Can You Really Get Addicted to Cocaine After Trying It Once?

Dr. Cidambi shared her views on cocaine – can one really get addicted to it after just one use?

Yahoo.com/Style : How Many Too-Lit Weekends Does It Take to Make You Dumber?

quotes Center for Network Therapy’s medical director, Dr. Cidambi, on her views about “too-lit” weekends.

Yahoo Style.com : 6 signs your grown up child might be suffering with addiction

Dr. Cidambi lays out the signs and symptoms of addiction to watch for among college-age kids.

Peninsula Daily News : Rx abuse among older adults harder to detect

Leading addiction expert, Dr. Cidambi, featured in Peninsula Daily News.

The Huffington Post : Gender addiction gap shrinking : Why gender matters when it comes to addiction treatment & recovery

Huffington Post published an article by Dr. Cidambi, a specialist in treating women with addiction issues, that talks about why women are predisposed to get addicted faster and how to accelerate their recovery by identifying and meeting women’s special needs.

The Huffington Post : National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week – Why Family-Based Recovery Is Important

The article titled, “National Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week – Why Family-Based Recovery Is Important”, addresses the importance of spreading public awareness about the impact of alcohol and drugs on children and families.

Edge Media Network : National Drug Take Back Day

EDGE, the largest network of local Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) news and entertainment publications in the world, serving metropolitan areas around the United States leverages Dr. Cidambi’s knowledge of Addiction to talk about the National Drug Take Back Day.

Why Doctors Are Diagnosing More Women With ADHD

Dr. Cidambi says a spike in ADHD prescriptions among reproductive age women could be because more women are turning to ADHD medications to obtain a high, as states clamp down on opioid pain pill prescriptions.

Talkbusiness.net : Opioids versus medical marijuana debate begins in Arkansas

Talk Business and Politics of Arkansas talks to Dr. Cidambi on the possibility of legalizing marijuana in the state.
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