Idaho Drug Statistics and Resources

Idaho residents addicted to alcohol, drugs, or other substances can find support, solidarity, and treatment options at locations throughout the state. Help is available through nonprofit organizations, government programs, crisis hotlines, harm reduction centers, and related resources. Many programs are designed to treat all individuals experiencing

Drug Statistics in Idaho

Addiction Nonprofits in Idaho

Idaho Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center

Provided through Boise State University, this center provides substance use disorder (SUD) education, prevention, and connections to treatment providers. They operate a collection of more than 900 free print materials that residents can download or order to learn more about addiction and its effects. They also meet with individuals one on one and hold advocacy and awareness events throughout the year.

Center for HOPE

This nonprofit community recovery center (CRC) provides free addiction recovery and mental health services for Idaho adults. They offer peer support groups, one on one coaching, substance free social activities, addiction education, and re-entry services for incarcerated clients.

Hope and Recovery Resource Center

This is a nonprofit organization that supports individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions and mental health disorders. They are a peer led group that tailors care to each individual’s needs. Available services include personalized recovery coaching, vocational training, addiction education, and socialization opportunities.

Harm Reduction Programs

Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC)

Provided by the Idaho Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), the IROC helps youth and adults in Idaho find opioid specific treatments and recovery support. They provide medication assisted treatment (MAT), community based programming, evidence based SUD prevention resources, and access to naloxone for emergency first responders and community members.

Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS (a.l.p.h.a)

This group offers sexual health testing, food assistance, and syringe exchange services for residents in the greater Boise area. They also provide various harm reduction and safer sex supplies, including Narcan, through a self serve Safety Wall at their clinic.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Harm Reduction Services Locator

This free tool helps Idahoians identify and locate harm reduction providers near their locations. It includes a searchable map that individuals can filter for certain products and services including safer sex supplies, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, naloxone kits, and safer syringe programs.

Government Grants & Resources

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

This department helps community members find various types of healthcare at locations across the state. They operate a dedicated Health, Behavioral Health, and Substance Use Disorder page with a searchable database that Idaho residents can use to find SUD treatment providers offering free or low cost services. This includes MAT facilities, behavioral health clinics, crisis centers, sexual health testing, and related resources.

Idaho Substance Misuse Prevention

Provided under the Idaho Office of Drug Policy (IODP), this government resource provides grant funding and support for SUD focused organizations across Idaho. They operate the interactive Idaho Prevention Resources Dashboard, which allows individuals to search for treatment providers in their region. They also hold advocacy, education, and training events throughout the year.

Idaho Behavioral Health Council

This program is a collaborative effort between public agencies and community partners across the state. They help adolescents, adults, and families in Idaho find behavioral health services for mental illness and addiction, sharing links to crisis response groups, SUD treatment providers, recovery centers, and opportunities for engagement.

College Addiction Resources

The University of Idaho Vandals for Recovery

The university offers multiple programs and services for students in addiction recovery. This includes counseling services provided through their Counseling and Testing Center (CTC), on campus peer support groups, and a dedicated student club called Student Addiction Support and Recovery Alliance (SASRA) that coordinates substance free social activities for students and their families.

North Idaho College Student Counseling Services

This group provides free and confidential counseling support for college students seeking treatment for addiction and mental health conditions. Clinical therapists work one on one with students to explore underlying issues, identify triggers, and set goals for recovery. They can also arrange referrals to community based treatment providers as required.

Idaho State University: Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC)

This center provides mental health counseling services to students at Idaho State University. Before beginning treatment, students will complete a questionnaire to assess their current state of well-being. Upon completion, a campus counselor will reach out to initiate the appropriate support services. In addition to in-person counseling services, online self-help resources and a crisis support hotline are also available.

Boise State University Counseling Services

Boise State University provides individual, couples, and group counseling sessions for students who require mental health services. They also offer crisis intervention, outreach activities, SUD screenings, addiction education, and telehealth appointments for online and long-distance students.

LGBTQ+ Resources

The Community Center

Located in Boise, The Community Center supports the LGBTQ+ and allied community in Idaho. They provide educational and developmental programs and resources to individuals, including safe spaces for local support groups to meet. They also maintain a database of local, affirming resources including mental health care providers.

PFLAG Boise/Treasure Valley

The Boise/Treasure Valley chapter of PFLAG helps members of the state’s LGBTQ+ community find support, education, training, and peer connection. They facilitate chapter meetings and local events and can help individuals connect with supportive resources, including healthcare providers and counseling services.

ACLU of Idaho

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho works to ensure that individuals in the LGBTQ+ community receive fair and equitable treatment and unfiltered access to public services, including mental and behavioral health care. They can provide recommendations and referrals to affirming local providers, and also facilitate outreach and advocacy events throughout the year.

Veterans Programs

Boise VA Medical Center

This center provides primary, mental health, and behavioral health care for veterans, military personnel, and their families. This includes a 24 hour residential care program and a general outpatient (OP) program for individuals in addiction recovery.

Idaho Division of Veterans Services

This division provides education, training, advocacy, and assistance to military members, veterans, and their families. This includes connections to local housing, career, financial, and healthcare resources. Individuals can contact the office to find local organizations and providers who specialize in supporting the veteran community.

East Idaho Vet Center

This Vet Center provides no-cost counseling and mental health support services for veterans in a non-medical setting. Available programs include individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Sessions incorporate holistic and evidence-based modalities, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), accelerated reprocessing therapy (ART), and prolonged exposure (PE). Outdoor therapy and community events are also offered.

Indigenous & Tribal Programs

Idaho Tribal Assistance Resource Center

This center helps American Indian and Alaska Native elders in Idaho access a range of community based health and education services. They provide a comprehensive list of statewide programs that specialize in serving this population, including crisis hotlines and mental health providers.

Indigenous Idaho Alliance

This group supports Idaho’s Indigenous community through community-focused education, advocacy, events, and organizational collaboration. They facilitate an array of initiatives and may be able to help individuals identify culturally sensitive resources, including mental health care providers.

Drug Laws in Idaho

Naloxone Standing Order

Idaho law allows all residents to access Naloxone or Narcan, even if they don’t have a prescription. Individuals enrolled in Medicaid can receive this opioid overdose medication for free from certain participating pharmacies.

Good Samaritan Law

This law protects individuals from being charged with minor, drug related offenses if they call 911 to seek emergency medical support if they or someone they know is experiencing an overdose.

Idaho Marijuana Laws

Individuals cannot legally possess marijuana in Idaho. If they have fewer than three ounces, they could face a misdemeanor charge, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Individuals who possess other drugs could face penalty charges of up to seven years in jail and $15,000 in fines. Medical cannabis is also prohibited.


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