Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use is an evidence-based approach to screening and intervening for risky substance use. Mid-America ATTC has a number of training and provider resources to assist with the implementation of SBIRT. See below for more information.
The SBIRT Provider Card was developed for SBIRT training provided in the Mid-America ATTC region as a tool to enhance and support SBIRT implementation. The front side is patient facing and contains the low-risk drinking limits, standard drink sizes, and risk level pyramid. The back side provides scripting for the provider to use during the brief intervention. Click here to download the Provider Card.
SBIRT Patient Education Materials
The Mid-America ATTC and UMKC-SBIRT Project developed a number of patient education materials for use in a brief intervention. The first side of the handouts describe the various substances’ effects on the body and the second side provides tips for cutting down use and information on types of treatment and how to access them. Patient education handouts are available in English and Spanish versions. Visit to download them.
- Prescription Depressants
- Prescription Opioids and Heroin
- Prescription Stimulants
More SBIRT Training and Resources
Developed by the UMKC-SBIRT Project, contains clinician tools, patient education, training, videos, and a resource library. Visit the website to learn more.