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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


National experts on heavy drinking in young adults, dating violence, financing addiction treatment and tobacco use will visit the UB Research Institute on Addictions during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 16.


The UB Research Institute on Addictions has received two grants totaling more than $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study public health issues involving alcohol.


UB's Research Institute on Addictions will continue its critical research training and professional development of addiction researchers with the support of another five-year, $2 million grant for training postdoctoral associates.