Summary

  • Unsafe patterns of tobacco, alcohol and other substance use are very common
  • Substance use is associated with myriad personal adverse health and social effects
  • Substance use prevalence and effects among our patients represent an important opportunity
  • SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment helps us capitalize on this opportunity
  • SBIRT addresses the often overlooked middle of the substance use pyramid while also identifying those at greater risk
  • SBIRT is an efficient and cost effective approach to identify and address one of the most common problems you will see in your practice: substance use, misuse, and abuse
  • SBIRT is effective and easy to use in any practice setting