UB Addiction News

CRIA faculty members comprise a dynamic research community at UB who make news with their breakthroughs in studying the causes, consequences and biology of addiction.


The nation’s first Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) was established in Buffalo in 2017 after — in a single week — three traditional drug-treatment court defendants fatally overdosed on opioids before their second court appearance.


From opium to the opioid epidemic, a UB pharmacologist’s new book explores the eternal quest to kill pain and attain new levels of consciousness.


A UB study has found that a mother’s warmth and sensitivity during active play, non-feeding interactions, was associated with reduced obesity risk from infancy to second grade in popuations at risk.


A strong positive relationship with their mother may help prevent teens from entering an abusive relationship later in life.


Over the past two decades, CRIA has trained more than 30 postdocs who’ve gone on to obtain research positions at universities across the country.


UB study will compare Opioid Intervention Court and traditional drug court in four key areas, providing policymakers and providers with evidence of OIC’s effectiveness.


A special journal issue co-edited by UB psychologist Jennifer Read focuses on how clinical psychologists can contribute their expertise to the crisis.


UB researchers have found that opiates reduce levels of the protein necessary for developing and maintaining the brain's synapses.