Public Health Grand Rounds: SBIRT: The Advantages, The Unresolved, The Unknowns
October 9, 2014
“Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model was incited by an Institute of Medicine recommendation that called for community-based screening for health risk behaviors, including substance use” (SAMHSA). SBIRT incorporates several practical tools for addressing problematic patient behaviors simply and systematically—with proven results.
Rhode Island Department of Health Auditorium, Cannon Buildin
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908