Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral To treatment

What is SBIRT?

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.

  • Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.
  • Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
  • Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.

SBIRT Screening Tools & Toolkit

Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble

Access the CRAFFT Screening Tool Online.


Screening to Brief Intervention

Access S2BI Tool Online.


Brief Screener for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Access the BSTAD Tool Online.


Global Appraisal of Individual Needs Short Screener

Access the GAIN-SS Online.


National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Access the NIAAA Screening Tool Online.

Download the SBIRT Toolkit for access to all pdf. screening tools, conversation examples and more. (Available Soon)

Instructional SBIRT Videos

SBIRT for the Healthcare Professional

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SBIRT for the Educational Professional

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