SBIRT Resources

Screening and Brief Intervention Resources

  • Get to Know SBIRT 
  • About SBIRT from SAMHSA 
  • SBIRT App (PDF, 294 KB) 
  • SBIRT Brochure (PDF, 676 KB) 
  • SBIRT Card (PDF, 544 KB)
  • SBIRT Coding for Reimbursement (also available as PDF, 233 KB) 
  • SBIRT Fact Sheet (White House office) (PDF, 963 KB) 
  • SBIRT Adolescent Card (PDF, 473 KB
  • Rethinking Drinking was produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health, supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. The content of Rethinking Drinking draws largely from the results of major NIAAA population studies and clinical trials.
  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide is designed to help health care professionals quickly identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems. NIAAA developed the Guide and Pocket Guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, a team of underage drinking researchers and clinical specialists, and practicing health care professionals.
  • SBIRT Colorado is using evaluation, experience and lessons learned to establish screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use, often referred to as SBIRT, as a standard of care in healthcare settings. Resources include clinical guidelines, helpful documents, screening tools and prescription drug prevention program resources
  • MASBIRT is the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – Training and Technical Assistance program funded by the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). MASBIRT supports ongoing efforts to establish SBIRT as a standard of care in diverse healthcare settings by providing implementation and sustainability guidance, along with skills training and coaching for all levels of clinical and administrative personnel.
  • Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices. Atlanta, Georgia: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, 2014. This guide is designed to help an individual or small planning team adapt alcohol SBI to the unique operational realities of their primary care practice.
  • The BIG (Brief Intervention Group) Initiative SBIRT Education is a national organization of individuals and organizations founded by Drs. Eric Goplerud and Tracy McPherson that joined together to promote routine screening for hazardous alcohol use and brief solution-focused counseling in every Employee Assistance Program  and workplace health and wellness program. The site contains a comprehensive training on SBIRT, as well as a webinar series cover SBIRT implementation in various settings and populations.
  • The SBIRT for Dental Practitioners Online Course offered by Arizona State University is a self-paced online course that contains six modules of instruction. Topics include: understanding the scope of alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, providing SBIRT, and common concerns about implementation.
  • The World of SBIRT is an interactive site blog created by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center that highlights SBIRT training curriculums and resources to help foster ongoing community discussion among health professionals trained in SBIRT.
  • SBIRT Training Catalog developed by the Pacific Southwest ATTC contains a comprehensive list of SBIRT trainings across the country. It includes a synopsis of the topics covered in each training, training formats, training lengths, and types of materials and resources used in the curriculum

SBIRT Articles

SBIRT Referral Resources

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