Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research

CRIA is home to bright, passionate scientists whose work covers a broad range of addiction-related topics.

Our researchers are members of multiple departments and schools within UB, allowing them to explore interdisciplicary methods of addressing addiction issues, and are engaged in a variety of multiyear-funded projects. 

CRIA scientists conduct groundbreaking research about the brain mechanisms that create a vulnerability to addiction in order to develop alternative approaches to treating addiction.
Our researchers study the many factors that can lead to addiction, including prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, social/cultural influences, family dynamics and personality types.
We examine the impact of addiction on interpersonal relationships, the workplace, sexual behavior, aggression and other social and health problems.
CRIA is at the forefront of testing and refining new treatment options for providers who deliver real-world intervention to patients experiencing alcohol and drug-related problems.