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SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral To Treatment

March 15 - March 16

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based method for reducing harm and improving outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This SBIRT training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other settings. In this interactive, instructor led workshop you will learn about and practice using screening tools, administering, and interpreting assessments, giving feedback, and making recommendations including recommending treatment.



1. Define the five categories of use on the substance use continuum

2. Explain the rationale for universal SBIRT

3. State how to conduct each step of the process of SBIRT, incorporating aspects of motivational interviewing

4. Administer SBIRT to adult patients

5. Discuss how to conduct follow-up after initial SBIRT sessions

6. Describe indications, adverse effects, and dosing for FDA-approved medications for substance use disorders

7. Delineate common barriers to administering high-quality SBIRT systematically to all patients and how to overcome those barriers

Prerequisites: Motivational Interviewing Level 1 (Relational Skills) & Motivational Interviewing Level 2 (Technical Skills)




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
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