Emergency Medicine SBIRT Website eResources

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services. The Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital has received funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide SBIRT training to medical students participating in emergency medicine elective and emergency medicine residents. Click on each topic below to expand the menu and view tools that encompass the SBIRT process that can be used as additional resources

SBIRT Overview

Overview References

Babor, Thomas F., McRee, Bonnie G., Kassebaum, Patricia A., Grimaldi, Paul L., Ahmed, Kazi and Bray, Jeremy (2007) “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)”, Substance Abuse, 28:3,7 -30.

D'Onofrio, G. and Degutis, L. C. (2002), Preventive Care in the Emergency Department: Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Academic Emergency Medicine, 9: 627–638. doi: 10.1197/aemj.9.6.627.

Madras, Bertha K. et al. “Screening, Brief Interventions, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Illicit Drug and Alcohol Use at Multiple Healthcare Sites: Comparison at Intake and Six Months.Drug and alcohol dependence 99.1-3 (2009): 280–295. PMC. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.


Brief Intervention

Video Clips

Referral to Treatment

SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Locator can help you find mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country. You may also call SAMHSA’s 24-hour toll-free Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).

Referral to Treatment for Adolescents

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Resources