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Clinical Research Center

CRC counselor Eugenia Riollano

CRC counselor Eugenia Riollano

The Clinical Research Center at the Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is the only alcoholism and substance abuse treatment program in New York State designed specifically for clinical research. As such, the CRC plays an important role in developing and evaluating methods of addictions treatment.

Numerous NIAAA-sponsored controlled clinical trials have been conducted in the CRC, examining the efficacy of a variety of treatment strategies, including but not limited to:

  • motivational enhancement therapy
  • Alcoholics Anonymous facilitation
  • working alliances
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • mindfulness meditation
  • affect regulation

The CRC was established in 1990 and is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.