Mixing Opiates With ‘Benzos’

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Home » Drug detoxificationAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 200 people in the United States die due to opiate overdose every day.

That is of epidemic proportions! Despite various efforts by the federal and state bodies, the epidemic continues unabated.

One of the reasons the opioid overdose deaths continue to rise is because of the influx of fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times more potent than heroin and individuals addicted to ...

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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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The Greatist : Can You Really Get Addicted to Cocaine After Trying it Once?

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CNT’s Medical Director and leading addiction expert, Indra Cidambi, M.D., was not only quoted in the article, she was also recognized as a leading expert and pioneer in the field of Addiction Medicine.

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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 ...

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