SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment. It is an approach to screening and early intervention for substance use disorders and people at risk for developing substance use disorders. SBIRT emphasizes combined effort of screening and treatment services as part of a cooperative system of early intervention.
As many as 20% of primary care patients have substance use problems and primary care physicians could have a significant impact on their problems through providing screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) (Mersy, 2003). However, the reality is that few PCPs are routinely providing substance use screening and even fewer provide an intervention with their patients (Roche and Freeman, 2004; D’Amico et al., 2005). One reason is lack of adequate training (McLellan et al., 2000; Miller et al., 2001). Training needs to go beyond providing knowledge of clinical skills; it must provide an opportunity to integrate the knowledge through practice of newly learned skills (Butzlaff et al., 2004).
Our website will increase the frequency with which primary care physicians screen for substance use problems, provide a brief intervention, and make a referral to treatment when appropriate. This will be achieved by expanding upon the experiences of successful SBIRT and similar programs and the latest evidence to create a state of the art website that provides training to primary care physicians to enhance their skills in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse. The website will also provide resources and networking opportunities to support their integration of SBIRT for substance abuse into their practices. Because the training is web-based, it will be scalable for any group size from the individual provider to whole organizations and can be easily deployed in a manner convenient to the busy schedule of most PCPs.
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If you start the activity and are not satisfied for any reason, we will refund your training fee. The request for a refund must be emailed to email@example.com and be within 60 days of the original payment. Refunds will be in the original form of payment. If you complete the activity, we will not issue a refund.
Clinical Tools includes multiple measures in our modules to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and intended behavior. We track this data for all users to assess the impact of our online curriculum.
You will need to set up a new account if you are coming from our previous site (BupPractice.com, SBIRTTraining.com, or OpioidRisk.com). Upon account set-up, you may access the training material that you previously purchased.
Development of this website was funded entirely by grant #R44DA12066 and contract #HHSN271200655304C from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health. The website contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIDA. Ongoing development and maintenance is funded by the training fee and Clinical Tools, Inc. No commercial support is received.
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