Community Trainings and Resources

App SBIRT has developed training opportunities and materials for use in general health and human service settings in addition to clinical locations in Northwest North Carolina. Through these trainings and materials, participants develop knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to provide substance use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Training materials may be used by any provider in their own professional environment. Please contact  us for more information about implementation.

Training Opportunities

In Person, Live Trainings!

Next Training - Thursday January 9, 2020

  • Location: Leon Levine Hall, Room 103 | 1179 State Farm Road Boone, NC 28608
  • Time: Registration at 8:30AM, Training: 9:00AM, End: 4:00PM
  • RSVP Here

Upon completion of this module, training participants will be able to—

  1. Discuss the importance of universal screening for high risk substance use and substance use disorders.
  2. Articulate the knowledge to implement & use the SBIRT model in their practices.
  3. Explore how to supervise interns in the use of SBIRT during field placements.

 *Field Instructors and Community Members, do you need Module 1 material prior to attending Module 2? Please email Kayla Warren at


 On line Resources and  Webinars!

Several training curriculums and resources exist for implementing SBIRT including clinical delivery, operational structure and system sustainability. 

  • Health System-wide Sustainable Peer Program Best Practice  - Mark Lanyon and Peter Booras describe how Project Engage began as a peer program for the emergency department at Christiana Care in Delaware and evolved into a financially sustainable hospital system-funded program with improved outcomes through long-term recovery.
  • Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA) works with professionals who want to know more about substance use disorders by providing online resources, training, tools and newsletters.
  •  The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • The Substance Use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) free online SBIRT course through Medscape addresses the basic principles of SBIRT as well as coding and reimbursement for the implementation of SBIRT in practice.
    ** A free membership to Medscape is required to view the training.
  • The National Council for Behavioral Health offers several SBIRT training opportunities including onsite training, implementation consulting and fidelity coaching.


SBIRT Reimbursement

The ability to bill for SBIRT varies from state to state. These two documents will help you determine whether the billing codes are listed on a state’s fee schedule, and if they are open for reimbursement.