MUSC Youth Collaborative

MUSC Youth Collaborative

Adolescence and young adulthood are unparalleled periods of development, growth, and opportunity. The Youth Collaborative is dedicated to fostering healthy development and positively impacting the community. We offer clinical services, research opportunities, and education programs focused on preventing and addressing youth substance use, while also encouraging young people to pursue careers in science and discovery.

Text RESEARCH to 843-608-0514 | | Call 843-792-9257

Interested in Participating?

Please fill out our survey and a member of the team will contact you to give you more information about our studies.

Our Team

The Youth Collaborative team is made up of doctors, postdoctoral fellows, lab managers, research assistants, and trainees.

Why Participate in Research?

  • Participation is voluntary and safety is the top priority of the research team.
  • Engaging in research is a great way to contribute to science. Information gained from research participation may help and aid in the understanding of substance use disorders and possible treatments. 
  • All studies have been vetted for scientific merit and are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Institutional Review Board at MUSC has approved the studies for meeting the requirements of the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.
  • To help protect participants’ privacy, a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health is in place.
  • All research data is kept strictly confidential and participation does not impact your service delivery within the MUSC enterprise of MUSC Health, any employment, or academic record at the institution. 
  • Participation for youth under age 18 requires parental/legal guardian consent. Parents/legal guardians will not be informed about their child’s substance use as it pertains to their participation in the study with the exception of any immediate safety issues.
  • Research participants will receive applicable individual counseling and study medication at no cost.
  • Payment is provided for participation.

Contact Us

MUSC Youth Collaborative

Text RESEARCH to 843-608-0514

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