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Paul R. Stasiewicz

Senior Research Scientist
Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo

Dr. Stasiewicz conducts clinical research on the development and evaluation of novel behavioral therapies for substance use disorders. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and his research interests include understanding the role of craving, emotions, and learning-based processes in the development and maintenance of alcohol use disorders. He has an active program of research evaluating an emotion regulation treatment for alcohol and other substance use disorders.


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Addictive Behaviors

Difficulties in emotion regulation in treatment-seeking alcoholics

Published: Dec 28, 2017 by Addictive Behaviors
Authors: Bradizza, C.M., Brown, W.C., Ruszczyk, M.U., Dermen, K.H., Lucke, J.F., & Stasiewicz, P.R.
Subjects: Psychological Science

In this this study, emotion regulation (ER) scores of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and no co-occurring mental health disorder were compared to the ER scores of individuals who met diagnostic criteria for co-occurring mood and/or anxiety disorders.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Affect regulation training (ART) for alcohol use disorders

Published: May 30, 2013 by Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Authors: Stasiewicz, P.R., Bradizza, C.M., Schlauch, R.C., Coffey, S.F., Gulliver, S.B., Gudleski, G.D., & Bole, C. W.
Subjects: Psychological Science

Several affect regulation strategies were combined to create affect regulation training (ART), which can be added to cognitive behavioral therapy for alcohol use disorders. Findings support greater reductions in alcohol use for participants who received ART relative to a control group.