Dr. Indra Cidambi, medical director/founder of the Center for Network Therapy, a Middlesex, New Jersey, outpatient drug program, says the food service industry has among the highest rate of illicit drug use. A factor is the stressful nature of the job, which can encourage self-medicating/drug abuse, says Cidambi.
Dr. Cidambi is a leader in addiction treatment and innovator of safe and effective ambulatory (outpatient) detoxification level of care for alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and suboxone. Prior to founding the Center for Network Therapy, she completed her residency in Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York. Due to the successful detoxification program, Dr. Cidambi was featured frequently by media outlets, including NPR, CBS, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal.