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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

an exterior view of the Research Institute on Addictions building.
2/9/17

The Spring Seminar Series at the UB Research Institute on Addictions will feature national experts exploring the topics of alcohol and suicide, the neuroscience behind addiction, and opioid addiction and treatment.

Alcohol abuse counselor talks to a patient.
1/20/17

Historically, there was an expectation that the most effective process to treat alcohol use disorder involved therapists confronting their clients about their behavior.

a row of shot glasses filled with a brown-colored liquor.
12/12/16

Although alcohol is believed to play a role in college sexual assaults, a new study finds no evidence that male students’ binge drinking per se boosts their odds of becoming a perpetrator.