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Addiction Treatment Services

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Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) is an outpatient clinic providing treatment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. The treatment facility is located within RIA.

ATS, established in 1990, is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and is the only treatment program in the state designed specifically for addiction research. Clinical research trials, many funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are conducted at ATS. Individual, state-of-the-art treatment is provided on an outpatient basis.

Am I eligible for treatment?

  • Do you have a problem with alcohol or marijuana?
  • Are you 18 years or older?
  • Are you seeking treatment on your own (meaning you are not mandated to treatment by the legal system [DWI])?

Call 716-887-2387 for eligibility screening and to hear about our ongoing clinical trials.

Who provides treatment at ATS?

The multidisciplinary ATS staff is licensed, certified and from the fields of psychology, social work, medicine, nursing and addiction counseling. Clients are assigned to a counselor and their treatment team will include a psychologist, nurse practitioner and other staff as appropriate.

This collaborative team approach allows ATS to provide comprehensive services that best meet the needs of our patients.

What does ATS offer?

  • Telephone screenings to assess eligibility for clinical trials
  • In-person intake assessments for eligible individuals
  • Referral, if needed, to detoxification services
  • Medical evaluations and wellness visits
  • Research-based state-of-the-art treatment content
  • Careful monitoring of post-treatment outcomes

What else do I need to know?

  • We currently offer services to individuals with alcohol and/or marijuana problems
  • Out treatment research programs generally include 12 outpatient sessions
  • All clinical trials are reviewed by the UB Institutional Review Board for human subjects protection
  • We have a quick response to phone inquiries, usually within one business day
  • Clinical trial treatment services are no-cost; personal insurance is not involved or needed
  • If you are not eligible for a clinical trial at ATS, we will offer you a referral
  • We offer appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening appointments on a limited basis
  • Treatment services are confidential
  • Our front entrance is handicapped-accessible. ATS is a smoke-free and fragrance-free facility