National Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment ATTC
As defined by SAMHSA, "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."
Many people use substances, but how do we talk about it better and how can we get people help if they need it? SBIRT is public health and harm reduction model that takes a public health approach to get these questions answered.
Screening quickly assesses for the presence of risky substance use, follows positive screens with further assessment of problem use, and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.
Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.
The SBIRT ATTC provides a suite of services, including: a National Registry of SBIRT Trainers, webinars, technical assistance, downloadable products, and much more.