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Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP)

Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP)

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) partnered with ETV in the creation of a nationally distributed program, “America’s Armed Forces: Time for a Checkup.”  The program's  focus was on active and retired military and the many health issues they face, including obesity, substance abuse and PTSD. Moderated by CNN’s John King, the diverse panel and the in-depth interviews with PTSD patients presented significant insight and information to aid our active military and veterans. CDAP and MUSC continue a long-standing relationship with ETV that has created numerous programs important not only to South Carolina but our nation’s overall health.

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.

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. U.S. News and World Report recognized CDAP as being the 9th best drug and alcohol abuse academic program in the United States.1 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.


  • About 18 million Americans have a problem with alcohol.
  • About five to six million Americans have a problem with drugs.
  • Untreated addiction costs America $400 billion annually, as a result of medical consequences and alcohol treatment, reduced/lost earnings, lost workforce productivity, accidents, violence and premature death. (The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States 1992 (updated for 1998), NIH Publication No. 98-4327)

 U.S. News and World Report, 2012  listing   


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