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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.

RIA at a Glance

Latest News

a collection of multicolored capsules and pills.
10/19/16

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.

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9/27/16

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.

A screen shot showing a sample question that DRUM app users see on their smartphone when using the app.
8/23/16

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.