Patients use, misuse, and abuse alcohol
and other substances.
These patients can be helped. They often aren't.
They often aren't, because they simply are not asked.
SBIRT@IU is a system-wide effort to improve detection and intervention with these patients. More »
At least 38 million adults in the US drink too much. Only 1 out of 6 adults talk with their doctor, nurse, or other professional about their drinking. 25%. The amount screening and brief counseling can reduce drinking on an occasion among those who drink too much. These are some… Read More»
More confirmation that we should all be more vigilant about asking our patients about alcohol (and other substance!) use and abuse…. From NPR: Drinking Too Much? Don’t Count On Your Doctor To Ask “Most of the people who have problems with drinking aren’t alcoholics, and having a brief chat with… Read More»
CDC recently released an expert commentary by Dr. Tom Friedan that says what we’ve been saying all along: We Ask Everyone! “Tom Frieden, MD, MPH: At least 38 million adults in the United States drink too much alcohol, leading to a wide range of negative consequences, including heart disease, breast… Read More»
Are you ready to better help your patients? Are you ready for SBIRT?
We are here to help. Because here at IU, We Ask Everyone.