SBIRT is a proven best practice. It is effective. It is efficient. It is acceptable to a wide range of patients and has been implemented in quite diverse healthcare settings.
Future modules will provide more guidance on how to work through each of the SBIRT components, the S, the BI, and the RT, in greater detail.
In the interim, will you take a small step yourself and try to screen several patients even when you don’t think they are at risk? Such screening is simple, short, and painless for your and the patient, yet can make a substantive difference in your patients’ lives.