Research Institute on Addictions
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.