I have been using SBIRT tools frequently in my primary care practice and find them very helpful. I especially use the readiness to quit scale with most of my patients. It gives me an objective measure of their progress in terms of quitting and helps me track their progress. SBIRT training has also greatly helped me in knowing how to approach the subject of substance abuse and the plan to follow to assist the patients in cessation.
Arslan Shaukat, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, PGY-2
Indiana University School of Medicine