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Women & Infants Hospital

101 Dudley Street

Providence, RI 02905

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Unhealthy alcohol and other drug use are among the most common causes of preventable morbidity and mortality. As healthcare moves to integrate behavioral health services within primary care settings, clinicians are called upon to be familiar and adept with screening for and addressing unhealthy substance use.

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) is a screening and intervention tool that focuses on the one in five people who may use alcohol or drugs in unhealthy ways but who do not have a substance use disorder (i.e., abuse, dependence), as well as, skills to work with those who do have an identified substance use disorder and working to engage them in treatment or seeking . Research shows that people in this category successfully change their use with feedback and brief intervention counseling, using SBIRT methodology.

This 3.5 hour workshop will review the

 substance use continuum

 evidence for SBIRT

 components of SBIRT

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