Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a private struggle and there are few patient advocacy groups supporting the research efforts to find the causes and develop new treatments. The UM Addiction Center is a multidisciplinary research, education and treatment center whose mission is to contribute to new knowledge through clinical and basic research to prevent and treat substance abuse problems. You can help! Your gift is very important and will support our work on the causes, prevention, interventions, and treatment of addictive disorders among adolescents, emerging adults and adults.

Our strong American culture of philanthropy has influenced the writing of the U.S. tax code over the years in such a way that certain tax benefits accrue to those who make gifts to charitable institutions. A number of vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and lead trusts offer tax benefits and provide income during the lifetime of the benefactor and spouse or others. For more information about making a gift to the Addiction Center, contact Courtney Metzger.


Giving Opportunities

UM Addiction Center Innovation Fund

UMAC conducts cutting-edge research to prevent and treat addictions. This fund provides early funding for innovative approaches that will lead to scientific breakthroughs to advance the field.

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UM Addiction Treatment Services Fund

UMATS delivers state-of-the-art treatment to promote recovery from addictions. This fund supports education and training of providers in novel state-of-the-art treatment approaches.

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Patrick Gibbons Memorial Fund

The Patrick Gibbons Memorial Fund honors the memory of Dr. Gibbons, a passionate clinician who touched many lives in the pursuit of recovery from addiction. This fund provides addiction education for those in pursuit of recovery and fosters patient, family and community outreach efforts.

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For more information about making a gift to the Addiction Center at the U-M Department of Psychiatry, please contact Courtney Metzger - | (734) 763-1409.