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Musc Health Institute Of Psychiatry

67 President Street, MSC 861, Charleston, South Carolina, 29425
Medical University of South Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) provides a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services to chemically dependent individuals struggling with substance abuse. Through a clinical, evidence-based approach to addiction treatment, CDAP provides individuals with medically assisted detoxification, Buprenorphine medication monitoring and maintenance, and individual and intensive outpatient treatment services. Therapeutic techniques provided include individual and group counseling, family programming, recovery skills education, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-Step services, motivational interviewing, and more.

Facility Highlights

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy


  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

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The Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) is part of the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Institute of Psychiatry. Located in Charleston, S. C., the center offers outpatient treatment to adults and adolescents. The facility also offers specialized evaluations and treatment for physicians and attorneys.


CDAP’s approach utilizes several evidence-based treatment modalities, including medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and 12-step facilitation. In addition, the facility operates a Buprenorphine Maintenance Clinic for individuals struggling with opioid dependency. Along with administering buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), available at 26.9 percent of South Carolina facilities, the clinic also facilitates group psychotherapy.

The facility offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is a treatment level available in 43.5 percent of outpatient facilities in South Carolina. Most clients remain in the IOP for four weeks and attend Monday through Friday. The program includes individual counseling, group therapy, family activities, and addiction education classes.

CDAP is among the 42.6 percent of facilities to provide programming specially tailored to adolescents. Teen outpatient programs are offered at two different intensity levels and include therapy and educational classes.


Key members of CDAP’s treatment team include medical doctors and Ph.D.-level therapists. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the matter applauded the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5


The two former clients polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave CDAP positive ratings. Anderson, a male between the ages of 40 and 59, awarded the facility five out of five stars for most metrics he evaluated, including holistic offerings, staff support, the quality and frequency of counseling, and the overall quality of group therapy. And when Susan, the second alum, was asked on a scale from one to five if she would recommend the facility, she gave a rating of five. "This really helped me," she wrote.

While there are currently no secondary reviews specific to CDAP, MUSC's Institute of Psychiatry as a whole received an average rating of 2.6 out of five stars based on 53 Google reviews[1].


The three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave CDAP positive feedback. All three indicated that they would recommend the program to others and gave it four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its connectivity, its staff's level of training and experience, and its family participation. "It is part of a leading medical hospital and it allows for your treatment to include your family," one wrote in a representative review.


According to its website, MUSC participates in some managed care networks. It also takes Medicaid, which is accepted by 63.9 percent of treatment facilities in the state. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally approved of the facility's cost.

Affordability: 4/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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