RIA is home to bright, passionate scientists whose work covers a wide range of addiction-related topics. They work in a culture of scientific and organizational support that nurtures creativity and research success.
We share knowledge with other researchers, treatment providers, legislators and the public to aid understanding of addiction-related issues through regular news releases, seminars, conferences and our Expert Summaries series.
Our Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) is the only treatment program in New York State designed specifically for clinical research and plays a fundamental role in the Institute’s ability to test, apply and monitor innovative treatment strategies.
Robert G. Rychtarik, PhD, received one of only two Clinical Research Achievement Awards at UB for his work on best treatment settings for alcohol use disorder. He is pictured with Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, chair of the awards committee.
Two new books by Paul Stasiewicz, PhD, Clara M. Bradizza, PhD, and Kim S. Slosman, MS, LMHC, will assist alcohol treatment professionals in how to help their clients manage negative emotions that lead to drinking.
RIA and faculty from UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are collaborating to train health care practitioners across New York State in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction.
Kurt Dermen, PhD, and Christopher Barrick, PhD, are part of a team of researchers who received a $1.92 million grant to train new behavioral health practitioners and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.