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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

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Research from UB's Research Institute on Addictions has found the abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex.


Nearly one in 20 adult women in the U.S. are married to or living with a partner with an alcohol use disorder. A $3.2 million grant to the UB Research Institute on Addictions will develop and evaluate an online program specifically designed to help them.


UB developed smartphone app for people living with HIV may help lead to faster intervention in cases where substance use — or life in general — get in the way of antiretroviral therapy adherence.