SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment)
*SBIRT is an integrated public health evidence based practice (EBP) that provides universal screening and assesses the risk of substance use disorders and moderate-to-high use of substances in clients. SBIRT is used in various settings as an an early intervention practice.
- Is brief
- Is comprehensive
- Uses universal screening
- Decreases the severity of drug and alcohol use
- Reduces healthcare costs
- Services are used in various settings
SBIRT is flexible for use in various settings..WHO should use it?
- Pastors, Clergy
- Public Health
- Social Workers
- Other Service Providers