UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions

UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions The UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) studies the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
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RIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues for more than 40 years. Located on UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a key contributor to the university’s reputation for research excellence and a proud member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Visit our page to learn more about our dynamic, collaborative research community. We welcome your comments and ask that you be courteous, use respectful language and refrain from threatening, defaming or abusive speech. RIA reserves the right to remove any content that violates these requests, or that is clearly “spam.”

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$4 million from NIH will help CRIA scientists study effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.
11/08/2018
CRIA awarded more than $4 million from NIH to study effects of prenatal alcohol and drug use

$4 million from NIH will help CRIA scientists study effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.

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Did you know? Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for drunk driving fatalities. Be safe tonight!
10/31/2018

Did you know? Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for drunk driving fatalities. Be safe tonight!

Join us at 10 a.m. tomorrow (10/19) for a seminar on preventing HIV in intravenous drug users.
10/18/2018
October 19 - Robert E. Booth, PhD

Join us at 10 a.m. tomorrow (10/19) for a seminar on preventing HIV in intravenous drug users.

Robert E. Booth, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. His professional interest is in the area of program evaluation. For more than 30 years he has developed and assessed interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). Whil...

Join us this Friday, Oct. 19, for a seminar with Robert E. Booth, PhD, from U Colorado Denver, who will speak about best...
10/17/2018
October 19 - Robert E. Booth, PhD

Join us this Friday, Oct. 19, for a seminar with Robert E. Booth, PhD, from U Colorado Denver, who will speak about best practices in preventing HIV in people who inject drugs, based on 20 years of research in the Ukraine.

Robert E. Booth, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. His professional interest is in the area of program evaluation. For more than 30 years he has developed and assessed interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). Whil...

Dr. Robert E. Booth  from the University of Colorado Denver will share insights on best practices in preventing HIV in d...
10/15/2018
October 19 - Robert E. Booth, PhD

Dr. Robert E. Booth from the University of Colorado Denver will share insights on best practices in preventing HIV in drug users, based on 20 years of research in the Ukraine, this Fri., Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Join us!

Robert E. Booth, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. His professional interest is in the area of program evaluation. For more than 30 years he has developed and assessed interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). Whil...

Join us Friday, Oct. 19, for a seminar with Robert E. Booth, PhD, from U Colorado Denver, who will speak about best prac...
10/10/2018
October 19 - Robert E. Booth, PhD

Join us Friday, Oct. 19, for a seminar with Robert E. Booth, PhD, from U Colorado Denver, who will speak about best practices in preventing HIV in people who inject drugs, based on 20 years of research in the Ukraine.

Robert E. Booth, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver. His professional interest is in the area of program evaluation. For more than 30 years he has developed and assessed interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID). Whil...

09/20/2018

Due to unexpected travel delays, our seminar on Friday, Sept. 21, is CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New research from RIA shows how aerobic exercise may help prevent and treat addiction by affecting the brain's dopamine ...
06/04/2018
New details suggest how cardio could treat addiction - Futurity

New research from RIA shows how aerobic exercise may help prevent and treat addiction by affecting the brain's dopamine system.

Daily aerobic exercise altered a dopamine pathway in the brains of animals, research shows. Does this mean cardio could treat or prevent addiction in people?

Exercise could  be a potent treatment strategy for addiction, due to its effect on the brain's dopamine system, accordin...
05/30/2018
Study: Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain’s dopamine system

Exercise could be a potent treatment strategy for addiction, due to its effect on the brain's dopamine system, according to RIA researchers.

New research by the UB Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

“Our results suggest that interventions with women who smoke cigarettes or use marijuana while pregnant should also focu...
05/15/2018
Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior

“Our results suggest that interventions with women who smoke cigarettes or use marijuana while pregnant should also focus on reducing stress and helping them cope with negative emotions,” Eiden says. “This may help reduce prenatal substance exposure and subsequent behavior problems in infants.”

Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

"Nearly 30% of women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy also report using marijuana, and that number is likely to inc...
05/11/2018
Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior

"Nearly 30% of women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy also report using marijuana, and that number is likely to increase with many states moving toward marijuana legalization," says RIA's Rina Das Eiden.

Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

05/10/2018

Tomorrow's Spring Seminar is CANCELLED because our speaker has a family emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience.

05/08/2018

May 11 RIA Spring Seminar CANCELLED.
We regret to announce that due to personal reasons, our seminar speaker, Tonda Hughes of Columbia University, will be unable to visit this Friday. We will work with her to reschedule for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Understanding the brain’s endocannabinoid system could lead to new drug therapies to fight addiction.
05/07/2018
Neuroscientists receive grant to study shuttling proteins

Understanding the brain’s endocannabinoid system could lead to new drug therapies to fight addiction.

Two researchers in UB's Research Institute on Addictions will expand on their work exploring the brain’s endocannabinoid system as a result of a two-year, $427,000 grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

What a great crowd for our Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House! Come see us until 4 pm to learn more about...
04/25/2018

What a great crowd for our Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House! Come see us until 4 pm to learn more about a wide range of addiction topics, including opioids, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Come visit RIA this afternoon from 1 to 4 for our Student Research in Addictions Sciences Open House. Learn more about t...
04/25/2018

Come visit RIA this afternoon from 1 to 4 for our Student Research in Addictions Sciences Open House. Learn more about the great work our students are doing in addictions research through mentors at RIA and 11 different UB depts.

Learn more about the addictions research being conducted by UB students at our third annual Student Research in Addictio...
04/19/2018

Learn more about the addictions research being conducted by UB students at our third annual Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House from 1-4 p.m. on Wed., April 25, at RIA, 1021 Main St., UB Downtown Campus.

Join us from 1 to 4 p.m., Wed., April 25, for our third annual Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House. Underg...
04/16/2018
RIA Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House 2018

Join us from 1 to 4 p.m., Wed., April 25, for our third annual Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House. Undergrad and graduate students from 10 departments and four different schools at UB will present their research on a broad range of addiction topics. Free, open to the public, and there will be snacks, too!

The Research Institute on Addictions will host its third annual Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m.

Join us this Friday (4/13) at 10 a.m. to learn more about best practices for preventing substance-exposed pregnancies, w...
04/11/2018
April 13 - Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD

Join us this Friday (4/13) at 10 a.m. to learn more about best practices for preventing substance-exposed pregnancies, with Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, from the University of Texas Austin.

April 13 - Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD Preventing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: Implementing Innovative Prevention Programs in Community Settings

Mark your calendars - our third Student Research Open House is set for Wednesday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m. Come see the b...
04/11/2018
RIA Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House 2018

Mark your calendars - our third Student Research Open House is set for Wednesday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m. Come see the broad range of interdisciplinary addictions research taking place at UB.

The Research Institute on Addictions will host its third annual Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m.

Join us on Friday, April 13, for a seminar with Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, on “Preventing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies...
04/04/2018

Join us on Friday, April 13, for a seminar with Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, on “Preventing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: Implementing Innovative Prevention Programs in Community Settings.” Velasquez is director of the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute (HBRT) at The University of Texas Austin.
http://www.buffalo.edu/ria/news_events/seminars/velasquez.html

RIA's Robert Rychatarik presents his award-winning research,  "Inpatient or Outpatient for Severe Alcohol Use Disorder,"...
03/23/2018

RIA's Robert Rychatarik presents his award-winning research, "Inpatient or Outpatient for Severe Alcohol Use Disorder," at UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute Annual Forum.

RIA researcher discovers key to how brain's endocannabinoid system functions, giving hope for new drug therapies to help...
03/14/2018
Study: RIA scientist shares breakthrough discovery in neurotransmission

RIA researcher discovers key to how brain's endocannabinoid system functions, giving hope for new drug therapies to help anxiety and other negative brain functions.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has discovered how certain neurotransmitters are transported and reach their targets in the brain, which could lead to new drug therapies to help anxiety and other negati...

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Tuesday 00:00 - 05:00
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The UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) studies the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Visit our page to learn more about our dynamic, collaborative research community. We welcome your comments and ask that you be courteous, use respectful language and refrain from threatening, defaming or abusive speech. RIA reserves the right to remove any content that violates these requests, or that is clearly “spam.”