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Videos use actors portraying standardized patients/students. Health professionals are portrayed by professionals (i.e., fully credentialed physician, nurse, health promotion advocate) who work in the relevant field, and bring their professional experience to the scenarios.
SBIRT, PCP, Female Pt, Marijuana, Single Item Questions and CAGE AID (09:56)
SBIRT, Medical Assistant, Female Pt, Alcohol, Single item questions and AUDIT (07:37)
SBIRT, In-patient Nurse, Male Pt, Prescription Opioid Misuse, Single Item Questions and DAST 10 (09:08)
SBIRT, PCP, Older Adult with Family Member using Alcohol Single Item Questions and CAGE (10:38)
These videos are meant to give you a feel for doing a screening and brief intervention. Please check guidance and materials for the most up-to-date recommendations for ways to introduce the process, ways to address confidentiality of screening results, and for the recommended screening tool.
SBIRT in Schools: An Introductory Walkthrough (05:48)
SBIRT in Schools: Reinforcing Healthy Behaviors and Addressing Safety Concerns (06:53)
SBIRT in Schools: Talking About Drinking (08:39)
SBIRT, School health provider, Student, Marijuana, CRAFFT (07:10)
This booklet provides school nurses and their teams with information on the CRAFFT–II substance use screening tool, as well as how to administer and score it. It also walks school health team members through ways to respond to student answers to the screen, and provides tools for engaging students in non-judgmental conversations about the impact of any substance use on their health. The booklet also provides information on recommended resource materials for students and their families.
SBIRT: A Step-by-Step Guide (1 MB)
A Step-By-Step Guide for Screening and Intervening for Unhealthy Alcohol and Other Drug Use
This toolkit provides:
The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse offers a number of useful SBIRT publications.
The following are some resources to get you started in planning and implementing SBIRT in your organization.
Comprehensive Addiction Treatment
A cognitive-behavioral approach to treating substance use disorders
Modules in the BT Manual use evidence-based approaches — motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques — to help clients build skills to positively change unhealthy behaviors and maintain those changes.
MASBIRT found this approach helpful for those who might not meet dependence criteria, but need more than brief conversations; and for people who do not want to go to traditional treatment, but might be willing to speak with someone for a short period of time.
Massachusetts SBIRT News is a quarterly publication from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services that provides updates on current information and resources for those incorporating SBIRT into their clinical or public health practice. Subscribe to SBIRT News by following this link. Archived newsletters can be accessed below: