Upcoming Webinar with Dr. Richard Saitz 

What is the Evidence for Drug SBIRT in General Health Settings and What Does it Mean?

July 1, 2015

12:00pm –1:30 pm Eastern

11:00am –12:30pm Central

10:00am-11:30am Mountain

9:00am—10:30am Pacific


Overview: The best evidence for the efficacy of SBIRT is for hazardous alcohol use in primary care settings. This evidence has been used in support of SBIRT programs in many diverse settings, for patients with more severe conditions and for people who use other drugs. In this webinar, we will review the evidence on SBIRT for other drugs, hazardous use of drugs and drug disorders in general health settings. The bulk of the evidence suggests lack of efficacy.



Dr. Richard Saitz is a general internist and primary care physician, Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.





The National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center


New from Medscape - Substance use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Intended for primary care physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, the goal of this course is to address the basic principles of SBIRT as well as coding and reimbursement for implementation of SBIRT in practice. More information.



Take a Digital Tour - NEW Case Studies in the National SBIRT ATTC Compendium of Cases

Available for free download. Find this and our other Case Studies in our Products and Resources page

Join us for the SBIRT for Youth Learning Community Webinars

This learning community will focus on the process of SBIRT as it is being implemented for youth audiences.

  • Examine the application of SBIRT in various youth settings
  • Create a community of providers, administrators and researchers who share a passion for reducing and/or eliminating substance use in youth populations
  • Share experiences with implementing SBIRT in youth settings

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and other drug use: An Interprofessional Conference 

June 9-10, 2015 

Pittsburgh, PA



Thanks to all involved for a wonderful conference!

Resources from the event are are available at the following HERE.



SBIRT Reimbursement - Select Your State

Want to know what the SBI and Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention (HBAI) Codes are for your state? Click on this map and you will be taken to the large map where you can click on your state to access the information.


The National SBIRT ATTC is funded to advance SBIRT as a timely public health model worthy and in need of advancement to reach its full potential impact on the health of Americans. With our partner (NORC), we hope to help healthcare providers utilize the public health model of screening for substance use and providing advice or counseling to their patients who use alcohol or other drugs in risky or harmful ways.


The National SBIRT ATTC is housed at the Institute for Research, Eduction,and Training in Addictions (IRETA) in Pittsburgh, PA. http://ireta.org/

To further expand our capacity and deepen our expertise, the National SBIRT ATTC is partnering with the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to help healthcare and EAP providers utilize the SBIRT model.