The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a research
center of the University at Buffalo and a national leader in the
study of alcohol and substance abuse issues. RIA's research
programs, most of which have multiple year funding, are supported
by federal and private foundation grants. Research includes topics
related to a variety of issues, including: the etiology,
prevention, and treatment of addictions; the role of alcohol and
other drugs in violence; needs of special populations, including
minorities, women, and youth; family functioning and its
relationship to alcohol and substance use; the assessment and
treatment of persons arrested for driving while intoxicated; the
social, medical, psychological, and neurophysical aspects of
addictions; and gambling.
RIA also has a NIAAA-funded postdoctoral training program for qualified individuals who seek to pursue a career in alcohol research and an outpatient alcoholism and substance abuse treatment program specifically designed for clinical research.