Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and
Referral to Treatment - Training & Technical Assistance

MASBIRT TTA trains medical providers, behavioral health providers, public health service providers, and healthcare support staff to conduct Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services to address the spectrum of unhealthy substance use (i.e., alcohol, prescription drug, illicit drug, tobacco). 

MASBIRT TTA aims to establish SBIRT practice as a standard of care in diverse healthcare settings throughout Massachusetts by providing implementation and sustainability guidance, along with skills training and coaching for all levels of clinical and administrative personnel. MASBIRT TTA uses diverse teaching methods and provides ongoing technical assistance, troubleshooting, and coaching.


News and Events

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In the News:

CDC releases Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices

The Partnership at reports: Medications to Help People Stop Drinking Rarely Prescribed

National SBIRT ATTC reports: Implementing SBIRT: The Need for New Resources and Approaches for Primary Care Physicians &
Physician Roles in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders in the 21st Century

CDC VItal Signs reports:

Alcohol Screening and Counseling         Opioid Painkiller Prescribing 



Upcoming National SBIRT ATTC 'Webinar Wednesdays' and other webinars of interest:

Implementing SBIRT in Health Centers: Examples from the Field

SBIRT: A Brief Clinical Training for Adolescent Providers

All About SBIRT for Teens

Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and SBIRT

Screening and Brief Interventions in Primary Care and Senior Care Facilities for Older Adults at Risk for Possible Substance Use Disorders and/or Depression

A Military Culture Approach to SBIRT for Veterans & Active Duty Personnel

Drugs are a Local Phenomenon for LGBTQ Populations: Implications for SBIRT

Integrating Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Other Drugs in Behavioral Health Settings Serving College Students


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