The Fix : Are we ignoring an escalating benzodiazapine epidemic?

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Addiction expert and CNT’s medical director, Dr. Cidambi recently wrote an Op Ed piece for The Fix, America’s leading online resource for individuals affected by substance use disorders. She focused on the rising rate of overdose deaths from overdose of benzodiazepines and how it could worsen the drug epidemic we are facing.

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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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Long Island Backstory : Addiction to alcohol and drugs with the mothers of TAM (The Addict’s Mom)

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2. Dr. Cidambi discusses addiction to alcohol and drugs with the mothers of TAM (The Addict’s Mom). How to identify if a loved is addicted? How to take steps to get them into treatment?

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Addiction is a Chronic Disease – Treat it Like One

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People with a substance use disorder, or addiction, are generally viewed as being “responsible” for their condition and there is a stigma associated with suffering from this disorder. However, medical evidence leaves no doubt that addiction is a disease. According to NIDA, addiction comes about through an array of neuroadaptive changes and the laying down and strengthening of new memory connections in various circuits in the brain.

Addiction is a chronic disease, much like diabetes and it ...

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