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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.


Provider Card

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 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 substancesā€™ 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. 

Handouts cover: 

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription Depressants
  • Prescription Opioids and Heroin
  • Prescription Stimulants


Alcohol patient education


Marijuana patient education


Opioid patient education



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.