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Addiction Sciences Faculty

Dr. AntonRaymond Anton, MD

Distinguished University Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425

(843) 792-1226 Phone

MD:  Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine

Research/Clinical Interests:

Dr. Anton is a Distinguished University Professor and senior investigator with over 25 years of research experience. He is considered an international expert in biologic markers of alcohol use as well as in new treatments for alcohol use disorders (AUD's), as evidenced by conducting over 15 clinical trials. He participated in PROJECT Match as well as being the chair of the COMBINE Study and first author of its publication in JAMA. His team also developed one of he first fMRI alcohol cue tasks showing activation in  salient brain reward systems that could be blocked by medications. As a current holder of a Senior Scientist Career and Mentoring Award (K05) he has used that support to integrate genetics and neuroimaging into his clinical trial work. His group has begun to bring together the brain-imaging paradigm with genetics and pharmacogenetics, providing the best technology available to investigate alcohol effects on the human brain as they relate to alcoholism vulnerability and treatment. 

Keywords:  alcohol use disorders, addiction treatment, alcohol withdrawal, pharmacogenetics, brain-imaging, lab diagnostics

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Our Mission

To understand, prevent and treat alcohol, tobacco, and drug addiction through innovations and excellence in research, treatment, and education.