Duke Addictions Program (DAP) and Substance Abuse Consult Liaison Program


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Duke Addictions Program (DAP) and Substance Abuse Consult Liaison Program has over 20-year established history of providing evidence based addiction services.

Clinical Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Medication management including Buprenorphine treatment
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Motivational interviewing and Therapy
  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • HIV-HCV testing
  • Substance Abuse Consult Services at Duke, Lincoln and Durham Regional Hospital
  • Training and Clinical Oversight at TROSA


Research Programs

  • Clinical trials of pharmacological agents for substance abuse
  • Integration of Substance Abuse interventions in primary care


Duke Addictions Program Training and Consultation

DAP offers a variety of teaching, training and consultation services to enhance the understanding and adoption of best practices for the treatment of addictive and co-occurring disorders. These services range from partial to full as well as multi-day workshops on a range of topics, consultation to organizations to assist with the assessment of current practices using a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis approach, as well as precepting and supervision of individual clinicians in the use of specific skill based treatments such as group therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. The DAP team also uses a teaching case conference model to promote an applied learning approach to learning and applying treatment best practices.


Staffing and Contacts

Medical Director: Ashwin A Patkar, MD, MRCPsych
Training and Consultation Director: Paul Nagy, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCAS
Associate Medical Director: Paolo Mannelli, MD
Counselors: Christine Tew, MS, LPC, LCAS, Robert Kinnan
Clinical Contact: Christy Howard (919- 684-3850, christy.howard@duke.edu)
Administrative Contact: Vanessa Hurston (919-668-3626, vanessa.hurston@duke.edu)
Research Contact:Josephine White Harper (919-981-0613, josephine.white@duke.edu)