Ways to Engage
Annual Public Lecture
Every year the MDT on Addiction invites a speaker to share their personal story of addiction with the public. Former speakers have been William Moyers, Maia Szalavitz, and Andrew Zimmern.
Our community partners
Participate in clinical trials and other research
New therapies to treat addiction are desperately needed. However, those treatments will only be possible if people participate in clinical research. By joining a clinical trial, you can help develop treatments that may eventually benefit yourself, a friend, a family member, or someone else. If you’re interested in becoming a research volunteer, we encourage you to learn more about participating in clinical trials, or visit the StudyFinder website to find and connect with a University study that’s right for you.
Do you or a friend or family member need help? You may find the information below helpful.
- For emergencies: Call 911
- For non-urgent or non-emergency situations, potential clients may call the University of Minnesota Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic to request an evaluation. Phone: 612-273-8700.
- For those who may need a more immediate route to assessment and treatment, Fairview Recovery Services may be an option. Phone: 612-672-2736; website
The Minnesota Department of Health website also has some information on how people with addiction/substance use disorder can get help paying for care.