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Academic-Based Research Centers

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to support and facilitate research and research dissemination in the field of alcohol and drug abuse.

Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)

AMERSA is an association of multidisciplinary health care professionals in the field of substance abuse dedicated to improving education about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England

A member of a national network of Addiction Training Centers funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The ATTC is a consortium of state agencies, universities and a not-for-profit consulting firm. Brown University takes the lead in directing and facilitating the Center.

National Center On Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)

CASA has as its mission to: inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives; assess what works in prevention, treatment and law enforcement; encourage every individual and instititution to take responsbilitiy to combat substance abuse and addiction; provide those on the front lines with the tools they need to succeed; and remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope.

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Center’s mission is to promote the identification, prevention and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, publications, education and training through its affiliation with the Brown Medical School.

Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The primary mission of CASAA is to generate new knowledge on alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors; and to foster communication and collaboration among researchers in multiple disciplines, and between researchers and those in applied areas. CASAA’s primary activities involve basic, clinical, and prevention research focused on alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. CASAA is also internationally recognized for excellence in program evaluation of substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR), University of Pittsburgh and St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh

CEDAR is a consortium between the University of Pittsburgh and St. Francis Medical Center. Its mission is to elucidate substance use disorder vulnerabilities, pathways and consequences through prospective longitudinal research utilizing intensive biobehavorial and social contextual assessment of high average risk and comparison low average risk children followed to adulthood.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), University of Maryland, College Park

CESAR is dedicated to addressing the problems substance abuse creates for individuals, families and communities. CESAR conducts policy-relevant research and evaluation studies, disseminates statistical and other information, assists in training students in substance abuse research methods and policy analysis, and provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations working in substance abuse related fields.

College Alcohol Study (CAS), Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

The Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (CAS) is an ongoing survey of more than 15,000 students at 140 four-year colleges in 40 states. The CAS examines high-risk behaviors among college students, such as heavy or episodic or binge drinking, smoking, illicit drug use, gun possession, violence and other behavioral, social and health problems confronting today’s American college students.

Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center (EGCRC), University of California, San Francisco

Located on the campus of San Francisco General Hospital, EGCRC was established in 1980 as a research facility to study basic neuroscience and the effects of alcohol on the brain.

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, University of Washington, Seattle

The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is a research unit of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. The unit is dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).

Helping Others Live Sober, Case Western Reserve University

The mission of the “Helping Others” Research Project at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, is to improve the quality of life for youth, families and communities by providing a continuum of scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery.

Justice Programs Office, School of Public Affairs, American University

The Justice Programs Office of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University was established to support SPA's mission of applying the tools of scholarship and professionalism to the design and management of public programs. The Justice Programs Office provides technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training services to domestic and foreign government agencies and organizations in the area of justice system operations.

Drug Court Clearinghouse Project
The Drug Court Clearinghouse Project has been operating at American University since 1994 and serves as a national clearinghouse for drug court information and activity. It provides a wide range of office-based services, including telephone consultation, e-mail responses to information requests, networking and facilitation of telephone conference calls among peers to discuss issues of concern, and dissemination of sample operational materials developed by drug courts.

The Southern California Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases

Alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases (ALPD) and cirrhosis constitute leading lifestyle diseases around the globe. The Southern California Research Center for ALPD and Cirrhosis unifies 57 investigators from major academic institutions in Southern California to pursue a common mission of being a leader in research, training and outreach for the diseases. The center, since its inception in 1999, has devoted its efforts for development and use of clinically relevant animal models to gain novel insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying the predisposition to advanced ALPD.

University of Connecticut Alcohol Research Center

The Alcohol Research Center (ARC) at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is one of 15 centers supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health.  Established in 1978, the ARC is one of the few major research groups in the country that integrate basic and clinical research on the etiology and treatment of alcoholism.

About Us
RIA in the evening

UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a long-standing national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse. For more than 40 years, RIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues, including:

Part of UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a key contributor to UB’s reputation for research excellence and a proud member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

Contact Us

Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Telephone: 716-887-2566
Fax: 716-887-2252
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