Both the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences are providing quality information dissemination and professional development opportunities for substance abuse prevention and addictions treatment professionals as well as other professionals interested in addictions. Given the insidious foothold of addictions problems in the American population, the ongoing health risks associated with addictions, and the infusion of government funding available to address these issues, the study of addictions is of vital importance. Hence, the creation of the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction. The Institute’s MISSION is to:
- Provide more opportunities for Boise State addictions related training in the community, state, and region.
- Consolidate and streamline current Boise State programming in addictions and substance abuse prevention.
- Expand information dissemination and research functions to meet growing needs in the Treasure Valley, state, and region.
- Directly contribute to the University’s mission of a Metropolitan Research University.
- To provide science to service training to professionals along the continuum of prevention (primary, secondary, tertiary), treatment and continuing care.
- Increase leadership, supervision, and service capacity for addictions related professionals in the Treasure Valley and Idaho.
- To foster greater partnerships with the community, state, and region, by providing relevant alcohol and other drug information dissemination, training, and research activities which target three key prevention/ intervention areas: primary prevention, secondary prevention, and treatment (tertiary services).