Rotary Club Partners with CDAP

The Rotary Club of Charleston-Breakfast partnered with MUSC's Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) for their Annual Wheels fundraising event. Eddie Buxton, Rotary President, presents a check for $14,867 to Dr. Ray Anton, Director of CDAP, and Sylvia Rivers, CDAP Outreach Coordinator and Rotarian.

Support Our Work

"This was an excellent experience...My personal and family life have improved dramatically. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - James

"I did not feel judged or less of a person because of my alcohol issues. It has been a very positive experience." - Maureen

"Everyone has been so helpful and thanks to all of you...I have my life back." - David

How to Donate to the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
We appreciate your interest in our work. To support our work securely online, please use our online giving form and select "Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs" in the designation drop-down menu.

For larger cash gifts, gifts of property or stock, or gifts made through estate plans or wills, please contact Dr. Raymond Anton at 843-792-1226 or email

We are making great strides in unraveling the genetic and brain aspects of addiction to understand why some people develop these substance abuse disorders and others do not. We are also one of the major centers in the United States investigating state-of-the-art medications that, along with community support groups and psychosocial treatments, can help people achieve and maintain an alcohol or drug free life.

Help Us Make a Difference
Join others in helping us!  If the devastating effects of alcohol or drug dependence have touched you or a loved one, support the clinical or research work we are doing here at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs. Your philanthropic gift can help us in our quest to better understand these brain diseases and to provide better ways to prevent and treat them.

Private gifts play a vital role in helping CDAP to:
  • To support new scientists and ideas with great potential to generate future support by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. 
  • To enhance research into the genetic basis of alcohol effects and alcohol use disorders such that we might discover ways of preventing and treating “high risk” individuals who are unfortunate enough to be sensitive to alcohol’s addicting potential.
  • To find new ways, perhaps by blood tests, to detect heavy drinking even when individuals themselves might not realize, or admit, to such a situation. This would be a great boon to health care professionals who want to intervene early but do not have the tools to screen and identify those that can, and should, be helped.
  • To conduct pioneering brain imaging studies in young people and adolescents who might be vulnerable to developing alcohol use disorders. If we can understand who is vulnerable, and why, earlier intervention or education might be helpful to them.
  • To extend our outreach and educational effort to inform the general public about the causes, progression, and treatments for alcohol use disorders. In addition, we will teach more individuals, family members, and health care professionals how to recognize heavy drinking and how to intervene early. We ultimately believe that education is crucial in de-stigmatizing alcoholism and allowing for earlier intervention and prevention.


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