Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

As defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.

Screening quickly assesses for the presence of risky substance use, follows positive screens with further assessment of problem use, and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.

Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.

Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.


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What is SBIRT? 

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Recent SBIRT blog posts from the IRETA Blog 


People Who Care About SBIRT Converge in Pittsburgh

Posted by Jess Williams on July 2, 2015 In IRETA and Our Services, Pittsburgh, SBIRT


It's a Pain to Research SBIRT  

Posted by iretablog on April 23, 2015 in Research Updates, SBIRT   


Screening for risky alcohol use not nearly as common as similarly effective preventative services 

Posted by iretablog on December 8, 2014 in SBIRT 


A New Training in Adolescent Substance Use Prevention & Intervention 

Posted by claireb2013 on October 17, 2014 in Evidence-Based and Best Practices, IRETA and Our Services, SBIRT 


What is SBIRT and why might it fit well in mental health settings? 

Posted by claireb2013 on October 10, 2014 in IRETA and Our Services, Research Updates, SBIRT 


What the heck is spirt? 

Posted by Jess Williams on October 3, 2014 in IRETA and Our Services, SBIRT