As chair of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's New York Council, attorney and philanthropist Paul Zumbro champions the organization's mission of healing and hope. In making a transformational gift in 2020, Paul equips future physicians to recognize and respond to the warning signs of substance use disorders. Why have you chosen to be such a generous supporter of our medical education programs? I've been a big Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation supporter since I successfully underwent treatment for alcohol use disorder at the Naples, Florida, facility in 2010. In learning about the great work Hazelden Betty Ford is doing in the field of medical education, I was shocked to discover that—on average—medical students receive less than 10 hours of training about addiction during medical school. Yet so many medical issues are directly related to substance use. There is a tremendous need to better understand the links between substance use disorders and general medicine. What is it about medical education that you find especially promising? Substance use issues and other medical conditions are all tied together. As a relatively young man, I experienced a range of medical issues that my primary physician—who is an excellent doctor—never connected to my drinking. If primary care physicians are better trained to spot medical issues related to substance use, a lot of good could come to a lot of people. I'd like to see Hazelden Betty Ford continue to lead the way. What does the world need to know about substance use disorders and recovery? Addressing stigma continues to be key. Addiction is a medical issue not a moral issue. The more the world learns and accepts that, the healthier and better we will all be. It's imperative that doctors themselves understand this, which is why medical education is so important.