Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention offers training in evidence-based practice to screen students for possible substance misuse and to support referral to treatment as needed.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
SBIRT is a public health intervention to screen youth for substance misuse. The intervention has four components:
- Universal Screening identifies individuals ages 13+ for substance use
- Brief Intervention occurs when a screening shows moderate risk for substance misuse. It utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to increase awareness of substance misuse and its consequences to motivate the individual to make positive behavioral changes
- Brief Therapy is a more comprehensive intervention that includes further assessment, education, problem solving, coping mechanisms, and building a supportive social environment
- Referral to Treatment provides a referral to specialty care for individuals assessed to be at high risk
For more information about SBIRT, click here.