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Boise State Hosts Alcohol and Drug Dependency Conference

The Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (ICADD) will take place May 13-15 at the Boise State Student Union Building. The theme of conference is “30 years of Wisdom: Transforming Systems, Transforming Lives.”

“This is a momentous occasion as it marks the 30th year of ICADD,” said Teri Carrigan, ICADD chair and director of Boise State’s Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource Center. “We will take time to reflect on where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are headed in the fields of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.”

Keynote speakers and their topics for the conference include:

  • David Mee-Lee, senior vice president of The Change Companies, 8:30-10 a.m., Tuesday, May 13: “Addiction: It isn’t All a Brain Disease — Getting Back to Biopsychosocial.”
  • Michael Dennis, senior research psychologist, Chestnut Health Systems, 8:30-10 a.m., Wednesday, May 14: “National and Idaho Trends in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention.”
  • Jason Kilmer, assistant professor, University of Washington, 8:30-10 a.m., Thursday, May 15: “Prevention’s Past, Present, and Future: Where We Have Gone, and Where We Are Going.”

For a complete conference schedule or to register, visit the ICADD website, call (208) 466-2519 or email