Though therapies exist to help treat alcohol dependence, there is no "magic bullet" that works for every person. The work of the Portland Alcohol Research Center's (PARC) scientists contributes to developing more effective medications to reduce problem alcohol use and the suffering it causes.
About 1 in 4 children lives in a household in which one or more family members abuse or are dependent on alcohol. Alcohol is a primary or contributing cause in well over 100,000 deaths per year in the United States through drunk driving, liver disease, cancer, heart disease, other accidents, AIDS, and other diseases.
The economic costs of alcohol abuse, such as health care, lost productivity, and crime were estimated at more than $249 billion in 2010, the last year for which such data are available.
Make a Gift to the Center
Every gift is invaluable and contributes to our fight against alcoholism and our research to find better treatments for addiction. Gifts can be made directly, as described below, or if you would like to discuss making a gift, please call the OHSU Foundation Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time zone): 800-462-6608 or 503-228-1730. You are welcome also to contact the PARC Center Director, Dr. Tamara Richards (aka Tamara Phillips), to learn more about Center's progress.
Make an online donation through the secure OHSU Foundation online donation page. From the drop down menu box, "Please Select an Area of Giving," click on "Custom Area." In the comments box "Where would you like your donation to go?" please type in "Portland Alcohol Research Center." Let us know if your gift is in memory or in honor of someone. If you would like us to notify a family member or individual about your thoughtful gift, please include their name and address. All gifts are tax deductible.
Gifts by Credit Card
To make a gift by credit card, please call Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time zone): 800-462-6608 or 503-228-1730, or visit the Foundation's secure server and make an online gift (see above).
Gifts by Check
Please make checks payable to the OHSU Foundation, and please write "Portland Alcohol Research Center" on the check.
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