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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Save the Date:

June 4, 2014
Aging with Dignity Conference: Preventing and Responding to Substance Use and Related Problems in Older Adults
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

June 17, 2014
Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Era of DSM-5
Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA

January 7, 2014
CDC released the report Vital Signs: Alcohol Screening and Counseling

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 
Tips for Enhancing Brief Interventions - Stress Management & Resilience
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Friday, April 25, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Military Culture Series - Connecting the Dots with Substance Abuse Prevention: The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and the Military
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
SBIRT in Action - SBIRT for Adolescents in School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)
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Friday, May 2, 2014  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Tips for Enhancing Brief Interventions - Nutrition, Diet & Sleep

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in the Healthcare Setting: Current Best Practices
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Applying SBIRT to Depression, Prescription Medication Abuse, Tobacco Use, Trauma and Other Client Concerns
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Training Integrated Behavioral Health in Social Work
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Why Integrative Care?
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