A CHANGE IN THINKING ABOUT SUBSTANCE USE
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach based on universal screenings which create awareness about the preventable health issue of risky substance use.
Peer Assistance Services is pleased to offer training and technical assistance to Colorado healthcare and behavioral health providers on SBIRT .
Access the free interactive training by creating an account at: https://pas.kognito.com/
Following a brief webinar, participants will engage in simulations using “virtual patients” (avatars) to help build skills for effective conversations about challenging topics. The participant will screen the patient for alcohol and other drug use; then use motivational interviewing to conduct a brief intervention.
The simulations are applicable to diverse settings and are designed for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, mental health professionals, substance abuse treatment professionals, school counselors, community health workers and others.
The training and simulation requires approximately one hour. Participants may stop and restart the training at any time. An ANCC CNE or NASW Contact Hour certificate is provided upon completion.
Dates and locations to be determined
PAS offers a 2 -3 hour training designed for healthcare and behavioral health providers on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for adults and adolescents. The training content includes information on harmful effects of alcohol, marijuana and other substance use. The training includes basic motivational interviewing principles and techniques, brief negotiated interview approach to intervention and a summary of options for referral to treatment.
Peer Assistance Services is pleased to offer training and technical assistance to Colorado healthcare and behavioral health providers on SBIRT. Technical assistance may include selection of screening tools, workflow design, motivational interviewing coaching, and assistance with identifying referral resources for substance use treatment.
To request technical assistance: SBIRTInfo@PeerAssist.org | 303.369.0039
Resources for Clinicians
CDC Vital Signs
Videos and Webinars
- CDC Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol use
- Guidance on SBIRT for Marijuana
Exam Room Posters
Screening Tools for Clinicians
AUDIT (alcohol screening in adults)
AUDIT – Spanish (alcohol screening in adults)
DAST (drug screening in adults)
CUDIT-R(cannabis screening in adults and adolescents)
S2BI (alcohol and drug screening in adolescents)
CRAFFT – Clinician Interview (alcohol and drug screening in adolescents)
Resources for Patients
- Lower risk drinking limits wallet cards
- Harmful interactions: Mixing Alcohol and Medication (NIAA)
- Beyond Hangovers: understanding alcohol’s impact on your health (NIAA)
- Rethinking Drinking (NIAA interactive website)
- A ReThink of the Way We Drink (video)
Alcohol and Drug Fact Cards
- Alcohol Myths and Facts
- Binge Drinking
- Club Drugs
- Over-the-Counter Medications
- Over-the-Counter Medications for Teens
- Prescription Drugs
- Underage Drinking: Info for Adults
- Women and Alcohol
- Women and Substance Use
Reimbursement for SBIRT
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SBIRT in Colorado is a program of Peer Assistance Services, Inc funded by marijuana tax revenue through a contract with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.