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The Community Coalitions of Idaho (CCI) is a statewide coalition of community coalitions representing large and small, urban and rural communities across Idaho. Participating members provide support to one another while sharing ideas, strengths, information, resources, and enthusiasm for healthy communities. Working with partners at the local, state and national levels, CCI strives to facilitate collaboration and address issues with a united voice.

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Region 2 Coalition

Clearwater Youth Alliance seeks donations in support of the 4th Annual 2019 Summer Movie Bus Program. A popular program, the bus is almost always FULL and your support covers the basics. The balance of the cost is donated by the bus drivers, CYA staff and volunteers. A ten-week program, an investment of $1,200 covers it all! Please contact the coordinators listed on the flyer. No donation is too small and all are appreciated!

Region 4 Coalition

MADC attended the Meridian Speedway Family Night on Friday, May 31st, taking the opportunity to share a prevention message with parents and youth.

"We provide useful resources like our Parent Prevention Packets (w/ FREE drug test) to parents and FREE Polaroid pictures to youth when they share their Natural High with us," MADC wrote. 

Parents were encouraged to bring their pre-teen or teen to begin or continue the discussion about vaping, e-cigarettes, and substance abuse.
MADC Website

Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Planning Update

Office of Drug Policy (ODP) 2017-2022 Idaho Overdose Strategic Planning Update

"As part of the annual strategic plan updating process, the stakeholders and SWOTT analysis are reviewed and updated with any new information."(ODP) Melinda Smyser and Monica Revoczi facilitated an informative and concise Strategic Planning Retreat. 

The group went collaboratively through opioid crisis considerations, environmental assessment, and then divided into goal groups to review and revise strategies and action plans. We look forward to seeing these changes and updates to be published and anticipate to hear a Governors Executive Order on Opioids Substance Use Disorder sometime mid-June.

As a new member of the Opioid Strategic Planning Group, the expertise and collaboration at this retreat were inspiring, and the participants had a realistic grasp on Idaho’s opioid crisis. Rose, CCI's Board Chair, and I were able to see old friends and make partnerships with new friends who share the same opioid crisis prevention passion. Thanks to the Office of Drug Policy for facilitating this retreat.

-Ashley Billman, CCI Program Coordinator

Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Overdose

Peer Wellness Center
5371 W. Franklin Rd., Boise, ID 83705
To learn more call 208 991 3681 or 863 2903 or email

Idaho Student Conference on Opioid Education

"This inaugural conference for college-level health professional students, including those in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work and counseling programs, and their educators will focus on opioid misuse and abuse; and training on substance use disorder including strategies to address prescription opioid misuse and addiction in rural and underserved communities.

The conference will focus on opioid misuse and abuse, and training on substance use disorder including strategies to address prescription opioid misuse and addiction in rural and underserved communities. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about opioid use disorder diagnosis, prevention, and treatment from health professionals representing a variety of disciplines while connecting with peers in a variety of health profession programs!"

Starts Friday, August 9, 2019, at noon and ends Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 4:45 pm
Boise State University Student Union Building
1910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725

Questions? Email
Register & Learn More

Idaho State Board of Pharmacy News

The June Idaho State Board of Pharmacy newsletter is out. Prevention information you will find in this issue: 
  1. Trump Administration Releases National Drug Control Strategy to Reduce Drug Trafficking and Abuse
  2. New Study Predicts Opioid Epidemic Will Worsen Over the Next Decade
  3. HB 12: Prescriptive Authority for Naloxone
Read Full Newsletter Here

CADCA Mid-Year Training Registration

A Special Message From General Dean About CADCA's 18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute
This year CADCA's Mid-Year Training takes place in Dallas, Texas from July 14 through 18, 2019. The Mid-Year Training Institute provides ninety-minute sessions on Monday and three- hour, interactive training sessions Tuesday-Thursday (and one full-day session on Ethics) designed to help attendees leave with skills and resources that can help create change in their communities. These in-depth sessions provide an opportunity for engaging and skills-based training from experts and peers, personalized solutions to the problems impacting your community, and a chance to learn and apply advanced concepts to facilitate positive outcomes. Learn more and register for this training by following the button below!
CADCA Mid-Year Training Info & Registration

The Marijuana Report

In this issue of the Marijuana Report: 
  • FDA Hearing: Should FDA allow CBD in food and dietary supplements (and animal feed!)?
  • FDA Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless says critical questions remain about the safety of THC and CBD in foods and dietary supplements.
The Marijunana Report

Parents Opposed to Pot Website

Parents Opposed to Pot (POTP) is a great resource for Marijuana related information. POTP's mission is to burst the bubbles of the marijuana industry, marijuana lobbyists and marijuana activists.

The POTP website states: "Our articles are testimonies, news stories, sprinkled with hardcore science."

Follow the button below to explore this website! 
Visit Website Here
Prescription Opioid Abuse among the Teen Population (Recording)
Educating Idahoans about E-cigarettes June 12th, 2pm-3pm (Webinar Link)
ireta Archive
Upcoming Webinars
SAMHSA Webinar Archive

Stoned Babies and Underachieving Adults

Physicians and medical professionals routinely warn women not to use marijuana while they are pregnant or nursing. Why? 

SAM Releases Comprehensive Report on Impact of Marijuana Legalization

Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to offering a science-based approach to marijuana policy, released its third annual Lessons Learned Report, a comprehensive study of the data outcomes in ‘legalized’ marijuana states. 

Update: CBD shop owners say they will open in Boise mall this month

The owners of a series of marijuana dispensaries and CBD shops in Oregon say they will open in Boise’s mall later this month.
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