Treatment and Research for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) is located in Charleston, South Carolina and one of the nation's premier academic centers for the study and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse.


MUSC CDAP Designated a Cooper River Bridge Run Charity Connection for 2014!

37th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run April 5, 2014

The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR), one of the most widely recognized athletic events in the Lowcountry, has designated MUSCís Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) as one of their 2014 Charity Connections! The Bridge Run offers participants the opportunity to help raise money for deserving charities which greatly need financial support to advance their missions.

CDAPís mission - to combat alcohol and drug addiction through research, education, patient care and prevention/outreach - is consistent with CRBRís mission which strives to promote a healthy lifestyle through education and community programs. By supporting the substitution of exercise for excessive alcohol use, our message mirrors that of CRBR. All would agree that one cannot achieve top physical performance while drinking at unhealthy levels.      

There's still so much to accomplish in educating people about alcohol and substance use and in combating alcohol and substance use disorders. The 37th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run will be held on April 5, 2014. Please consider helping us by being a CDAP Team volunteer or by making a donation to CDAP when registering for the race.  Charity Connection Bibs are available for $150 until they sell out: $30 covers race registration and $120 of this will go directly to CDAP. Every gift, no matter how large or how small, will make a difference and help us help others

To register and/or donate, see To join our CDAP Team of Volunteers (100 people required to be a charity connection), download volunteer form and send to Sylvia Rivers or contact her at 843-792-9531.


CDAP is divided into clinical and research components which means that CDAP:

  • works to advance current knowledge about the treatment of substance abuse through basic and clinical research.
  • provides the latest in effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
  • serves as a state-of-the-art training center for future addictions scientists and clinicians.
  • places a heavy emphasis on staff training and education, including passing national specialty exams in addiction medicine.
Each of these attributes sets CDAP apart from most other alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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  • 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)
Alcohol and/or substance abuse has a devastating impact on families around the globe. By supporting CDAP you can help make a notable difference in alcohol and substance abuse research and treatment allowing the medical advancements that are made within the walls of CDAP to be translated into real-world help. Consider making a donation to CDAP today. Select "Center for Drug a


Center for Drug & Alcohol Programs
67 President Street
MSC 861
Charleston, SC
(843) 792-2727