Contribute to PARC's research program


Though therapies exist to help treat alcohol dependence, there is no "magic bullet" that works for every person. Research to develop more effective medications is critical to reducing 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, and AIDS.

The economic costs of alcohol abuse, such as health care, lost productivity, and crime were estimated at more than $184 billion in 1998, 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 Online

We are now able to receive online donations through the OHSU Foundation online donation page. Please scroll down to the Comments box and type in "Portland Alcohol Research Center " or however you would like your gift to be designated. 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 our secure server and make an online donation (see above).

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to the OHSU Foundation, and please write "Portland Alcohol Research Center " on the check.

Mail to:

Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

1121 S.W. Salmon Street, Suite 200

Portland OR 97205-2021


Thank you for your interest in supporting our research.