The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a national leader
in the study of substance use and abuse, addiction and treatment.
For more than 40 years, we have conducted groundbreaking research
on significant addiction issues. RIA is a key contributor to the
university’s reputation for research excellence and a proud
member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
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
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
Prevention experts from across the nation gathered at the
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share ideas on how to
prevent underage and illicit substance use and addiction. RIA, UB
and NYS OASAS co-sponsored the three-day conference.