The Idaho RADAR Center provides free information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to Idaho residents only. It includes a Video Lending Library of over 900 titles and functions as a statewide information clearinghouse and resource referral center.
Red Ribbon Week!
The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. Take the Red Ribbon Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.
Lock Your Meds Idaho
Idaho has experienced a 250% increase in drug induced deaths since 2000. In Idaho in 2011, over 20% of high school students reported taking a prescription drug without a doctors prescription. These youth overwhelmingly reported that they obtained these drugs from family members or friends. Your medicine cabinet, nightstand, purse could be their drug supplier. Be Aware. Don’t Share.
Administered by the Institute for the Study of Addiction
The Center, a Boise State University program, is administered by the Institute for the Study of Addiction in conjunction with the College of Education & the College of Health Sciences.
We are located in the Chrisway Annex Building
The Chrisway Annex, formerly known as the Health and Wellness Center, is located on the corner of University and Chrisway Drive.
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) are proud to release a variety of resources aimed at informing youth, those who work with youth, members of the media, parents, and schools.
Emerging Trend: Caffeine Powder
The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products. In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet. Follow these links from the NIH and FDA to learn more about the dangers of caffeine powder.
The CADCA 50 Challenge!
At CADCA, we’re always trying to find ways to contribute to the solution, which is why we designed the “CADCA 50 Challenge”. Now in its fifth year, the CADCA 50 Challenge is an effort to get prescription drug abuse and over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse on the radar screen of families across the country. To participate in the challenge, just host a town hall meeting, or another type of educational event, about BOTH prescription drug abuse and OTC cough medicine abuse, during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM) in October.
OJJDP Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
Resource Alert- October 2014
ATTC’s Messenger- Monthly Newsletter
Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network accelerates lasting change in behavioral health care systems by translating, disseminating and promoting the adoption and implementation of effective and culturally sensitive clinical practices.
NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It features the latest news from the alcohol research field, storytelling graphics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and researchers from the field. The latest issue is now available- Volume 6, Issue 2
“Talk. They Hear You” Online Simulation
New online simulation gives parents an opportunity to practice having the talk about alcohol with kids. TRY IT!