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.
National Drug Facts Week
Be prepared! National Drug Facts Week is coming January 26-February 1, 2015. RADAR is participating. Will you? Register your event at DrugFactsWeek.drugabuse.gov
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.
The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.
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.
OJJDP Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
Resource Alert- November 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!