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The SBIRT Alert 8/11/2014

 

 An occasional email update from the National SBIRT ATTC

 

Tools for Practice

 

CDC releases step-by-step guide to alcohol SBIRT implementation in primary care 
Research shows that alcohol screening and brief interventions can reduce excessive drinking by up to 25%. But a recent study showed that only 1 in 6 people reported ever talking with a health professional about their alcohol use. With this new guide, the CDC is working to make alcohol screening and brief intervention a routine part of health care. The guide is designed to help an individual or small planning team adapt screening and brief interventions to the unique operational realities of their primary care practice. Read more

Upcoming Webinars

 

August 27, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
SBIRT in Action: Implementing and Delivering SBIRT in NYC STD Clinics
Shirley DeStafeno, MS, Brett Harris, DrPH, Meighan Rogers, MPH
SBIRT has been implemented in six New York City STD clinics since January 2010. Presenters will review the history of the SBIRT program in these clinics as well as their process of leveraging support, adapting workflow and documentation in electronic medical records, evaluating program outcomes, and progressing toward sustainability.  Register

 

Miss a webinar? No problem. You’ll be able to view it on-demand on our Webinar Library.

 

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Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County SBIRT Page

http://drugfreenevadacounty.org/sbirt/

The Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County website offers many resources for adults, youth, parents, community leaders and those looking to get involved in the fight for a Drug Free Nevada County. The website also offers news regarding drug and alcohol use in the Nevada County that can be applied to your perspective location. Under the Initiatives link, you can find community-wide preventive movements that the County of Nevada has been practicing in order to reduce substance abuse amongst its youth. These initiatives can be helpful for those of you looking to create change in your communities. Another great feature of the website are the resources offered to parents to help them identify signs and symptoms of drug use amongst adolescents or those who are working with youth who are dealing with substance abuse problems. In addition to the materials available for youth and parents, the website offers materials for employers to help them promote and maintain a drug-free workplace.

Boston University School of Public Health / The BNI ART Institute

http://www.ed.bmc.org/sbirt/slides/screening.pps

This training curriculum has online and print-based materials that can be used for self-study and group instruction. The website includes informational PowerPoints on SBIRT, demonstration videos with adult and adolescent patients, printable scoring sheets for adults and youth, and role play scenarios for one-on-on practice. The target audience for this curriculum includes healthcare practitioners, e.g., emergency department (ED) physicians, as well as social workers, community health educators, school nurses, and treatment center staff. The curriculum highlights alcohol and drug screening instruments, including the AUDIT, CRAFFT, CAGE, and TWEAK.

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