Screening, Brief Interventions, Referrals to Treatment: Use of SBIRT in Practice

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By Jason M. Satterfield, PhD
Professor of Clinical Medicine University of California, San Francisco

Module Description: This online module describes screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for the full spectrum of substance use. SBIRT is an evidence-based system initially designed for primary care providers that uses brief, validated screeners and motivational interviewing-inspired brief interventions to reduce use, reduce harm, and/or prepare a patient with a substance use disorder to receive an appropriate treatment referral.  SBIRT has been adapted for use in a number of medical settings beyond primary care and has included providers from a wide range of health disciplines.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.