Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.
SBIRT has been implemented in North Carolina in a variety of medical settings including family medicine and internal medicine clinics, pediatric offices, emergency departments, and inpatient hospital units. Other SBIRT projects have included community and school-based settings. SBIRT NC, a statewide resource for information, resources, and coordination, is a joint effort of the Governor’s Institute (GI), the NC Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS), and SAMHSA.
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Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.