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CDAP > Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs Clinical Trials
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs Clinical Trials

We are currently recruiting participants for the following clinical and non-treatment studies. Each study has age and other requirements and certain clinical exclusions. One advantage of participation is that subjects receive treatment that is free of charge and confidential.  Some studies even provide payment to participants. 

Current Studies
(please select the appropriate heading to learn more about the treatment or non-treatment studies) 
- Alcohol Treatment Studies
- Non-Treatment Studies   

If you are interested in any of these studies, please call the telephone number listed for that study. 

More information on Clinical Trials at MUSC 

                        ALCOHOL TREATMENT STUDIES                      




Clinical Trial Name: Genetic and Brain Mechanisms of Naltrexone’s Treatment Efficacy for Alcoholism
PI: Raymond F. Anton, MD
Project Coordinator: Konstantin E. Voronin, MD, PhD
Contact Person: Konstantin E. Voronin, MD, PhD
Contact Number: 843-792-2727
Contact Email:
Therapy: Individual Medical Management Sessions over 16 weeks
Age Requirement: 18-70 



CDAP also recruits participants for non-treatment laboratory studies. These studies help us learn about basic biological, genetic or behavioral aspects of alcohol use and abuse. Many of these studies provide payment to participants.

Study Name: Stress Induced Drinking in Emerging Adults
Program Assistant: Lydia G. James, BS
Contact Person: Lydia G. James, BS
Contact Number: 843-792-1841
Therapy: None
Age Requirement: 21-30 

Study Name: Impulsivity and Drinking/Craving: Effect of a Dopamine Stabilizer Medication
PI: Raymond F. Anton, MD
Project Coordinator: Konstantin Voronin, MD, PhD
Contact Person: Mark Ghent, BA
Contact Number:
Contact Email:
Therapy: None
Age Requirement: 21-40

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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

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"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