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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

December 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - December 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

In order to register for this course, you must complete the Motivational Interviewing Level 1 and Level 2 course.

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based method for reducing harm and improving outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This SBIRT training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other settings. In this interactive, instructor-led workshop, you will learn the SBIRT process, practice using SBIRT screening tools, practice administering and interpreting assessments, and understand how to give feedback and make recommendations, including recommendations for treatment.


  • Define the five categories of use on the substance use continuum
  • Explain the rationale for universal SBIRT
  • Understand how to use motivational interviewing to conduct each step of the SBIRT process (screening, brief assessment, and intervention/referral)
  • Administer SBIRT to adult patients
  • Discuss how to conduct patient follow-up after initial SBIRT sessions
  • Describe indications, adverse effects, and dosing for FDA-approved medications for substance use disorders
  • Delineate common barriers to administering high-quality SBIRT systematically to all patients and how to overcome those barriers


  • December 13 from 9:00 AM–1:00 PM CT
  • December 14, from 9:00 AM–1:00 PM CT

This is a two day training. You must attend both days.


December 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am
December 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
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