Developing and Improving Addiction Treatment

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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.

Clinical psychologists and others who have expanded their work to encompass training and intervention are studying addictive behaviors and developing treatments for clinicians to implement with patients fighting addictions.

Current treatment research

  • Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment
    Leonard | Collins | Homish
    This grant funds a postdoctoral training program for scientists planning a career in addictions research.
  • The Stop Spinning My Wheels Project
    Rychtarik | Danaher | McGillicuddy | Barrick
    Researchers will continue to develop and assess web-based programs to help women learn essential coping skills for living with a partner who has an alcohol use disorder.
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program
    Chang | Barrick | GriswoldDermen | Elze | Janikowski | Austin-Ketch | Campbell-Heider
    This project will train graduate students to provide empirically supported, team-based addictions prevention and treatment services in integrated behavioral health-primary care settings located in underserved Western New York communities.
  • Affect Regulation Training (ART) for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Stage II Efficacy Trial
    Bradizza | Stasiewicz | Lucke | Coffey | Gulliver
    Researchers will study the effectiveness of Affect Regulation Treatment (ART) as an intervention for people with alcohol use disorders.
  • Health Evaluation of the Results of Opioid Intervention Court (HEROIC)
    Homish | Kahn
    This project will compare outcomes of Opioid Intervention Court (OIC) participants with a comparison group of participants enrolled in a traditional Drug Treatment Court (tDTC). Specifically, we will examine changes in treatment, physical and mental health, social and environmental factors, and justice related outcomes, This study addresses the leading cause of accidental death in the United States-drug overdose. This study is significant because to date, there has not been a rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of opioid intervention courts. This project will exert a sustained and powerful influence on the research fields of public health intervention and implementation science to inform public health policy and strategies.