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Center for Drug & Alcohol Programs

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs provides the latest in effective treatment for drug, alcohol and substance addiction, while working to advance current knowledge about the treatment of substance abuse through basic and clinical research. It also serves as a state-of-the-art training center for future addictions scientists and clinicians.

Institute of Psychiatry

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, known as CDAP, is one of the nation’s premier academic centers for the study and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse.  The Center is based in the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). CDAP is multifaceted and includes alcohol and drug addiction research, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, substance abuse training, and community outreach and substance abuse education components.

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs is directed by Dr. Raymond F. Anton and staffed by highly trained substance addiction professionals, including nationally and internationally known drug and alcohol abuse researchers and clinicians.

CDAP occupies 33,000 square feet of dedicated space for substance abuse research, education and clinical treatment in the Institute of Psychiatry. The Center administers a comprehensive and integrated clinical and basic laboratory research program. Ongoing educational and research colloquia involve both clinical and basic scientists.

U.S. News Names CDAP Director Among Top Addiction Psychiatrists 

More About the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs        

Visit the Charleston Post & Courier feature about CDAP Director, Dr. Raymond Anton.


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"I felt at all times that the staff I encountered were very interested in helping me. I never felt like a 'number.' "-CEL

" I did not feel judged or less of a person because of my alcohol issues. It has been a very positive experience...I also now realize this is a forever problem that I have to address on a daily basis."-Bobby

"This was an excellent experience. I learned a lot about alcohol dependence, coping strategies and other health related issues as they involve alcohol consumption. Most importantly my personal and family life have improved dramatically. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" -James