Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SBRIT Colo

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 .

 

Online Training

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.

In-Person Training

PAS offers a 2 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.

View Trainer Bios

View SBIRT Basics

To request information or to schedule a training: SBIRTInfo@PeerAssist.org | 303.369.0039

Upcoming Trainings

 

RCCO Region 2:

When: Tuesday June 20, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Memorial Hospital

1001 E Johnson Street, Holyoke, CO 80734

RSVP: Elise.Cooper@coaccess.com

 

RCCO Region 3:

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Colorado Access

11100 E Bethany Dr. Aurora, CO 80014

RSVP: Elise.Cooper@coaccess.com

 

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Where: Colorado Access

11100 E Bethany Dr. Aurora, CO 80014

RSVP: Elise.Cooper@coaccess.com

 

RCCO Region 4:

When: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center 

1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

Medical Education Conference Room 1 – 2

RSVP: Aquartier@peerassist.org

 

When: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center 

1100 Carson Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050

Medical Education Conference Room 1 – 2

RSVP: Aquartier@peerassist.org

 

RCCO Region 5:

 

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Peer Assistance Services, Inc. Training Center

2170 South Parker Road, Suite 229, Denver, CO 80231

RSVP: Elise.Cooper@coaccess.com

 

RCCO Region 6:

 

When: Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm –3:00 pm

Where: Jefferson County Public Health Department

645 Parfet Street, Lakewood CO 80215  (First floor – Bierstadt Room)

RSVP: Aquartier@peerassist.org

 

RCCO Region 7:

 

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Where: Woodland Park Public Library

218 E Midland Ave.  Woodland Park, CO 80863

RSVP: lauren.hoffmann@ppchp.org

Technical Assistance

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

Pocket Cards

Short guides to screening and brief intervention

SBIRT in Adults (Print | Mobile)

SBIRT in Adolescents (Print | Mobile)

Women and Substance Use (Print | Mobile)

SBIRT in Older Adults (Print | Mobile

Resources for Clinicians

Screening Tools

Individuals can self-administer a confidential, on-line, evidenced-based screening at Linkingcare.org  to help identify if your alcohol or other drug use is within safe limits or if it may be harmful to your health.

 

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

Alcohol and Drug Fact Cards

Substance use, even in limited quantities, can have immediate and long-lasting effects on your physical health and well-being. Information on the health effects of commonly used substances is available below:

Reimbursement for SBIRT

Other Resources 

For additional information on SBIRT including clinical guidelines and training videos visit: http://improvinghealthcolorado.org/

 

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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.