We are not enrolling new participants at this time. Please see our referral list for information about local treatment options.
If you want to get sober and make positive changes in your life, the UB Behavioral Health Clinic's no-cost program is designed to help you.
If you think you have a drinking problem, we encourage you to take the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) — a brief screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems.
12 ounce (5%) can or bottle of beer or
5 ounce (12%) glass of wine or
1 ½ ounces (80 proof) of hard liquor (e.g., vodka, whisky, etc.) either straight or in a mixed drink
|If you said "yes" to:||Your drinking problem may be:|
|6 or more symptoms||Severe|
You may be eligible for the UB Behavioral Health Clinic's research-based treatment program if you:
To find out if you qualify, please contact us at 716-887-3353.
If you are not eligible for a clinical trial at UB's Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC), we will offer you a referral.
Clinical trial treatment services at the UB Behavioral Health Clinic are provided at no cost to participants. You do not need personal insurance.
At the UB Behavioral Health Clinic:
A clinical trial is a research study where one or more participants are assigned to one of several treatments to evaluate the effects of those treatments on health-related or behavioral outcomes.
Treatment is available at no cost to you.
While the treatment you receive may differ from others who enroll in a clinical trial, our current clinical trials include active or “real” treatment for every person in the study.
Yes. While AA is not a requirement of receiving treatment with us, we support people’s decision to attend AA and other self-help groups. We believe such support is an important part of recovery.
All of our current studies use individual treatment sessions. No group treatment is available at this time.
While there are several medications available to help those experiencing problems with alcohol, medications are not available as part of our current clinical trials. However, you may wish to speak with your primary care physician to see if medication is right for you. Individuals who receive medication as part of their treatment may still be eligible to participate in our clinical trials.
"Great program, and without it I would not be sober or where I am today.”
"A very structured approach that is easy to follow."
"This program has been very helpful. I am glad I came."