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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

RIA at a Glance

Latest News


Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD, has joined the UB Research Institute on Addictions as a senior research scientist.


Does allowing adolescents to drink at home increase or decrease their chances for future alcohol-related problems? It depends on the type of home, a new study finds.


National experts on behavioral neuroscience, adolescent substance abuse and prescription drug addiction will visit the UB Research Institute on Addictions during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 9.