The University of Michigan Addiction Center (UMAC) has a three-tiered mission:
(1) to conduct clinically-relevant research on the onset, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical course of substance use disorders;
(2) to generate and disseminate new knowledge to educate and train the next generation of clinicians and research scientists; and
Faculty within the UMAC are actively involved in studying factors related to a wide range of substances (alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs) in adolescents, adults and older adults. This innovative research involves neuroimaging and genetics projects on basic mechanisms, pharmacotherapy trials, clinical and health services outcome studies, and clinical trials of behavioral interventions for early identification and treatment. This work involves close collaborations with a number of departments within the university and with other academic and research institutes.
UMAC is committed to education. We strive to contribute new knowledge about the causes, consequences, and treatment of substance use disorders. Program faculty are responsible for teaching medical students, residents, and specialty medical professionals about substance-related disorders. Our staff is committed to providing research training for the development of the next generation of research scientists. To carry out these activities, the program has several training programs.
UMAC provides specialized clinical services under guidance of the program's clinical arm, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services.