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Other Organizations

Above the Influence

It's a state of mind. It's about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in—that's negative influence. And if you're one of the teens who want to stay above it, you've come to the right spot.

Helping Others Live Sober

If you are in recovery, this site offers resources here that support how to live clean. It includes shared experiences of helping others and ways to help yourself.
If you are a professional, the information on this site offers background about how helping helps the helper and related resources. This dynamic mechanism of behavioral change—helping others—is examined as a means to living sober.

Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation

The Consortium is an alliance committed to strengthening substance abuse prevention and intervention activities through collaborative research. The consortium coordinates research and knowledge transfer among researchers, assists professionals in the field and informs public policymakers in the area of substance abuse.

Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

The Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. promotes mental health and wellness in their community and supports individuals and families who are challenged by mental illness, offering a wide variety of services for adults, families, and children in Erie County.

National Crime Prevention Council

NCPC is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities.

Project Cork Resource Center

Project Cork promotes the education and training of health care and human service professionals in issues related to substance abuse. A part of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs of the Vermont Department of Health, the center supports educational efforts through its online database of more than 89,000 items related to substance abuse, the preparation of curriculum materials and involvement in curriculum development efforts.

Quitalcohol.com

QuitAlcohol.com is an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel and a trained group of volunteers, offering information about alcoholism and The Dangers of Drinking and Driving.

Quit Smoking Community

Quit Smoking Community is an online community and learning hub for people in search of support, inspiration and information to help kick the smoking habit. No information on the website should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFF) was established as a national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest U.S. foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF grantmaking is focused in three areas: to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and to promote health and prevent disease by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse—tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.

“Talking With Kids About Tough Issues”

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

About Us

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
webmaster@ria.buffalo.edu