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Discover the Research Institute on Addictions

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a long-standing 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.

ATS Staff
10/18/17
RIA's Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) is the only alcoholism and substance abuse treatment program in New York State designed specifically for clinical research and certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
Alexis Thompson, PhD, and research students
10/18/17
RIA scientists work in collaborative research teams that foster interdisciplinary methods of exploring addiction issues.
opiates
10/18/17
The Research Institute was founded from a community need to understand and find answers to issues related to alcoholism.  As that mission grew over the years to include other forms of substance abuse and gambling, RIA expanded its committment to keeping the community informed and aware of information and advances in the addictions field.
Rebecca Houston, PhD, and Jaye Derrick, PhD, work with graduate students.
10/18/17
RIA offers opportunities for researchers and other professionals to develop their skills and knowledge through our postdoctoral research training program, seminars and conferences.
treatment tools
10/18/17
RIA’s Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) is the only addictions treatment program in New York State designed specifically for clinical research.