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Mission Statement

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 behavioral health professionals.  Given the insidious foothold of behavioral health and addiction-related problems in the American population, and the ongoing health risks associated with these issues, the study of behavioral health and addiction is of vital importance.  Hence, the creation of the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction.

The Institute’s MISSION is to:

  • Enhance opportunities for Boise State behavioral health and addictions-related training in the community, state, and region, and streamline current Boise State programming in behavioral health, addictions, and substance abuse prevention and treatment, including providing continuing education for counselors and other professionals as the training arm of the Department of Counselor Education.
  • Expand information dissemination to meet growing needs in the Treasure Valley, state, and region, and
  • Directly contribute to the University’s mission and provide new knowledge through research and program evaluation at Boise State and in the community.
  • Maintain and expand community, organizational, and legislative relationships to monitor and inform sound policy regarding behavioral health in the Treasure Valley and larger state of Idaho.