Substance Abuse with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
The process of screening for substance uses and referring individuals to substance abuse treatment is part of a comprehensive mental healthcare program.
Substance Abuse with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)is an evidence based approach to identifying substance misuse and reducing excessive use of substances and substance use disorders.
SBIRT is unique in that it screens for all types of substance use, not just substance dependence. Each part of the SBIRT process provides information and assistance tailored tothe individual patient and their needs. The SBIRT model begins with a focus on risk and targets individuals at risk for developinga substance use disorder.
At GreatHearts Behavioral Health we provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.