SBIRT* is…

S. Screening for problems with validated brief items
BI. Brief Intervention by a professional who discusses alcohol and drug use issues with those who may be at risk
RT. Referral to Treatment

SBIRT is not all that different from what you are probably already doing
but it is a more systematic and structured approach to early identification.

With SBIRT, we ensure that We Ask Everyone!

*Pronounced S-<pause>-BURT, like Burt (and Ernie!), not SBIRT, like SPURT

Check out SBIRT in Action, where staff at a clinic reflect on their implementation challenges and success.

Video courtesy of Academic Edge, Inc. All rights reserved. Other resources available at sbirtinaction.org.