Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services. It is used for persons with substance use disorders and those whose use is at higher levels of risk.
Primary care centers, schools, clinics and other community settings provide excellent opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users and for intervention for persons with substance use disorders.
SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
The purpose of this training is to achieve continued improvement in understanding the use of the SBIRT tool and its value in identifying individuals who are at a moderate or high risk for psychosocial or health care problems related to their substance use.
After this presentation the learner will be able to:
2 CEU credits will be issued by the following Boards for the completion of SBIRT Training:
The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify and effectively intervene with those who are at moderate or high risk for psychosocial or health care problems related to their substance use.
Unhealthy and unsafe alcohol and drug use are major preventable public health problems resulting in more than 100,000 deaths each year. The costs to society are more than $600 billion annually. Effects of unhealthy and unsafe alcohol and drug use have far-reaching implications for the individual, family, workplace, community, and the health care system.
Primary care and other settings such as schools are convenient points of contact for substance issues.
This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant project number 1H79T1025956-01 and SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program for $314,720.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the SAMHSA, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.