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Tips for Enhancing a Brief Intervention: Talking about sleep, nutrition, stress and anger

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A spring webinar series on Motivational Interviewing techniques

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It’s one thing to receive training in the evidence-based practice of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and quite another to actually do SBIRT.

SBIRT sounds great.  Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.

And its component parts don’t seem too complicated:

Screening: Figuring out if a person’s substance use is risky using a validated screening survey (several are free to download from the Internet)

Brief Intervention: If the screen shows risky use…

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