Helpful links

Screening and Brief Intervention Resources

Behvaioral Health Integration Resources

Resources, Publications and Materials

SBIRT Websites

SBIRT Webinars

SBIRT Online Training Modules

Archived webinars:

Implementation Resources:


Referral Resources

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

(800) 327-5050 

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline provides free and confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. 
Services are available: Monday-Friday 8am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Language interpreters are always available.

Boston Public Health Commission PAATHS

(617) 534-5108 (program coordinator) or (855) 494-4057 (to make a referral)
Boston Public Health Commission's Providing Access to Addictions Treatment and Hope (PAATHS) is a one-stop shop for people looking for information about or access to substance abuse treatment services.  Services are for individuals and families from the Boston area with any type of insurance.   
Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-3pm

Institute for Health and Recovery Outpatient Services

(617) 661-3991 or
The Institute for Health and Recovery is currently accepting outpatient referrals for men, women and youth ages 12 and up at our Boston, Cambridge and Lowell offices. IHR has been dedicated to fostering a family centered, trauma-informed strengths-based approach to treatment, based on nurturing relationships between clients and clinicians.
IHR is a CARF-accredited, licensed mental health and substance abuse clinic offering the following services:

  • Individual outpatient treatment for adults, youth and families struggling with substance use, trauma and/or mental health issues
  • Walk-in services, no appointment necessary, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (Cambridge office only)
  • Recovery and wellness groups, especially for young and adult women

IHR provides treatment in client homes and other community locations and at their Boston, Cambridge or Lowell offices. These offices serve greater Boston and all of northeast Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and tracking substance abuse trends in the state.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Youth and Young Adult Services

The directive of the office is to provide effective, accessible, and affordable substance abuse treatment for youth and their families. For free and confidential help with finding the right youth or young adult service or program.

Alcohol Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Children's Hospital Boston

(617) 355-2727
The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital is part of the Division of Developmental Medicine, and is staffed by developmental-behavioral trained pediatricians, licensed independent social workers and psychiatrists. ASAP clinicians are uniquely qualified to evaluate and support adolescents with a full range of substance use problems and disorders – from teens who have just begun using substances to those struggling with addiction.

SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Services Locator

(800) 662-HELP (4357)
Provides information on substance abuse resources, including medication-assisted treatement, and mental health resources by state.


SBIRT reimbursement

Oregon SBIRT

Oregon SBIRT outlines the process within a team-based environment of the “patient-centered medical home.”  The SBIRT Oregon curriculum begins with teaching a specific office process in which annual screening is conducted by clinic staff using paper or electronic medical record screening tools. They then teach physicians to perform patient-centered brief interventions through video examples and role play. The goal of the demonstrations and training curriculum is to implement a process that can usually be carried out within the context of a 15- minute primary care visit. MA providers can use this resource to learn about how other practices have implemented SBIRT in clinical settings, integrated information into EMR, and developed reimbursement strategies.

WIPHL SBIRT Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement Manual

The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) created an SBIRT Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement Manual to provide Wisconsin clinic and administrative staff with guidance on obtaining Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance payment for SBIRT services. The document is updated as appropriate to reflect the ongoing changes in policy and regulation.  MA providers can use this resource to learn about how other practices have implemented SBIRT reimbursement strategies.

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS has developed SBIRT-specific pages to provide a centralized website with information specific to SBIRT implementation as part of integrated care.  See the financing section under SBIRT for links to reimbursement resources.

National guidance

Massachusetts-specific guidance