What the Medical Community can do:


Increase the percentage of addicted youth receiving treatment through the use of SBIRT, and reduce the incidence of abuse through parent education

Visit our “For Parents” page. Medical providers are key to help educate our parent community.


The Foundations of SBIRT Self-Paced, Online Course

Foundations of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

The 1.5 hour self-paced, online course is designed to introduce key terms, topics, and resources essential to SBIRT. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are risk of developing these disorders. The course provides an introduction to SBIRT, including the rationale for and efficacy of implementation in various settings. The 4-part course can help to inform interested professionals about the importance of incorporating SBIRT activities into substance use disorder prevention and treatment systems.

The four learning modules include:
•Module 1: What is SBIRT?
•Module 2: Rationale for Adopting and Implementing SBIRT
•Module 3: Barriers and Support for Implementation
•Module 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

Register for this New e-Learning Opportunity

HEALTH TEAM WORKS ON SBIRT AND OTHER PREVENTION TOPICS
A group of health experts driving consistent care guidelines

CRAFFT TOOL
A pdf of the craft tool and scoring system

ALCOHOL SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR YOUTH, A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE
A 35 page document that educates and guides the process of implementing alcohol screening as part of a medical practice.

A PHYSICIANS GUIDE TO YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
A short web based tutorial

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE: RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Discover NIDAMED’s tools and resources for physicians, patients, medical school faculty and students.

NEWS:

FIVE YEAR NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS: ADDICTION TREATMENT NEGLECTED BY U.S. MEDICAL SYSTEM

CASA Columbia University– June 26, 2012;

Legislation Banning Synthetic Drugs Signed into Law

Cadca– July 12, 2012;