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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
  • college sexual assault
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine
  • gambling

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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RIA at a Glance

Latest News

a cross-section of a brain made up of Ritalin tablets.
5/15/17

New research from UB's Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.

Exterior view of UB's Research Institute on Addictions building.
4/18/17

UB's Research Institute on Addiction will host its second Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House April 21 to highlight the collaborative addictions research work conducted at UB.

an exterior view of the Research Institute on Addictions building.
4/5/17

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will present two seminars this month that continue UB’s mission to address Western New York’s ongoing opioid crisis.