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Welcome to the Idaho RADAR Center

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.

***RADAR Center Hours 

Monday – Thursday 8 am to 5 pm

Drop-ins are welcome!***

  • Ultimate Party Foul
    The Ultimate Party Foul

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Ad Council launch their first-ever public service campaign, targeting underage drinking and driving.

  • Lock Your Meds
    Lock Your Meds Idaho

    In 2011, over 20% of Idaho high school students reported taking prescription drugs without a doctors prescription. Your medicine cabinet, nightstand, or purse could be their drug supplier. Be Aware. Don’t Share.

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    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 and the College of Health Sciences.

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    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.

  • Prevent Impaired Driving Toolkit
    Prevent Impaired Driving: A CADCA Toolkit

    This Toolkit is designed to guide you through the process of developing a comprehensive plan to address alcohol impaired driving in your community.

  • National Recovery Month
    National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month! Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

DEA Warning to Police and Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills

On June 10th, 2016, the DEA released a Roll Call video fentanylto all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences. This video stresses the importance of taking the drugs directly to the lab rather than testing on the scene. The immediate release document highlights the importance of the video, additional information on fentanyl and handling procedures.


NDEWS: National Drug Early Warning System

word map with summary and overview highlighted lg imageNDEWS monitors emerging drug use trends to enable health experts, researchers, and concerned citizens across the country to respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds.


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Use of a dangerous synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), popularly known as “Flakka,” is surging in Florida and is also being reported in other parts of the country, according to news reports. Alpha-PVP is chemically similar to other synthetic cathinone drugs popularly called “bath salts,” and takes the form of a white or pink, foul-smelling crystal that can be eaten, snorted, injected, or vaporized in an e-cigarette or similar device. The drug has been linked to deaths by suicide as well as heart attack. It can also dangerously raise body temperature and lead to kidney damage or kidney failure.


DEA Issues Alert on Fentanyl-Laced Heroinfet

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert in response to a surge in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use. “Drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl are occurring at an alarming rate throughout the United States and represent a significant threat to public health and safety.”

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Emerging Trend: Caffeine Powder

powderThe FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, the 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.


“Talk. They Hear You” Online Simulation

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New online simulation gives parents an opportunity to practice having the talk about alcohol with kids. TRY IT!

 


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