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About RADAR

The Idaho Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center is a substance use disorders, prevention, treatment and recovery information clearinghouse.

Materials are provided free of charge to Idaho residents. The only cost that could be accrued is for return postage on the return of videos borrowed from the video lending library.

The center, a Boise State University program, is administered by the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction a partnership between the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences. Center operation relies on sponsors. Currently, the center operates on awards from the state Office of Drug Policy and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Project Filter Program.

The center’s staff sources resource materials from federal agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Materials are also acquired through grant funds dedicated to the prevention of underage drinking and tobacco use.

Our personnel work to source reputable evidence-based resources to assist Idahoans who provide drug prevention, substance use disorders treatment, and recovery services.