Okay, so you learned what SBIRT—screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment—is all about, and you may have already given it a shot in practice.
But, you may have more questions about treatment options for those you identify or the discussion about abusable prescription medications may have piqued your interest about what you might do to prevent patients from developing misuse and abuse issues with the medications you yourself prescribe. If it didn’t pique your interest, it should have!
- Are there things you can do to reduce the likelihood that the medications the prescriptions you write will lead to substance misuse problems for your patients?
- Can you pick up on any such issues as early as possible?
- How about treatment options? Do you know how detox works, or what medications might reduce cravings and/or relapse?
- Finally, have you thought about ways you can, and should, support your patients on an ongoing basis, during and after outpatient services, to increase their chances for initial and continuing success?
Well, that’s what this course is all about…