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Resources for the Media

The research scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) can offer the media a wide range of expert opinions on timely health-related issues, including:

  • alcohol use disorders
  • illicit and prescription drug abuse
  • addiction treatment methods
  • neuroscience of addiction
  • trends in drug use
  • gambling addiction
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine

To speak with one of our experts, contact Cathy Wilde, communications director, at 716-887-3365 or cwilde@ria.buffalo.edu.

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Latest News

Alcohol abuse counselor talks to a patient.
1/20/17

Historically, there was an expectation that the most effective process to treat alcohol use disorder involved therapists confronting their clients about their behavior.

a row of shot glasses filled with a brown-colored liquor.
12/12/16

Although alcohol is believed to play a role in college sexual assaults, a new study finds no evidence that male students’ binge drinking per se boosts their odds of becoming a perpetrator.

12/8/16

This year, for the first time, local researchers competed in a clinical research competition sponsored by the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to recognize the most promising advances in clinical research.