NY Times: Overdose Deaths Reach Record Levels in 2017
SBIRT ASU TEAM NEWS: The new "College SBIRT" team as been organized in response to the successful ending the SAMSHA SBIRT grant! It consists of liasions from Beaver College of Health Sciences including the the Social Work Dept, Nursing Dept, and Health & Exercise Science. More news and updates coming soon as more SBIRT trainings and Modules are avaible to students, faculty and community members.
June 2017, Annette Ward (Director of the ASU SBIRT Grant) and Amie Jo Platt (Project Coordinator of the SBIRT Grant) attended SAMSHA’s SBIRT and Adolescents Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island to enhance continued efforts to secure SBIRT’s sustainability within ASU and the community. Some of the topics were; SBIRT in Schools: Opportunities and Challenges, Seeing through the Smoke: A New Look in Youth Cannabis Use, Lessons Learned in Adolescent Initiatives, and Treatment Engagement: Improved Collaboration and Effective Referrals between Schools and Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers. The speakers and grantees participating in the event had traveled from all over the United States to give perspectives on how SBIRT is working in their areas. These speeches and breakout sessions provided Annette and Amie Jo new insight, applications and objectives when providing SBIRT to adolescents here in the Boone area as well as how to train ASU students to implement SBIRT with adolescents in their field settings (and future careers!). The ASU SBIRT team continues to strive to engage in the newest and most current studies as SBIRT continues to evolve for adolescents throughout the United States.
On January 11th and 22nd SBIRT provided the Module 2 In Person Training to Social Work and Nursing Students. There were 60 AppState students that particpated, as well as 4 community members and 4 ASU teaching members!
STAT: He stumbled on a hidden epidemic of brain damage. The culprit? Alcohol.
CDC releases Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices
National SBIRT ATTC reports: Implementing SBIRT: The Need for New Resources and Approaches for Primary Care Physicians &
Physician Roles in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders in the 21st