Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care

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Direct providership by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Jeanne Manubay, MD | New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

Module Description: 
This module will describe the SBIRT model (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) for substance use disorders in primary care practice.  Given the high prevalence of substance use disorders, among primary care patients, as well as the continuing epidemic of opioid abuse, it is important to provide routine screening for substance use disorders.  SBIRT is an evidence-based practice that has shown significant success in varied clinic settings at reducing alcohol and illicit substance use.  A description of universal screening practices is provided, including the use of validated, structured screening tools and the components of brief interventions are described.  Approved treatments for substance use disorders are discussed, as well as guidelines for when to make treatment referrals.

Accreditation and Designation:
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive CME Credits:
Upon completion of the Post Test:

  • If you pass the Post Test with a grade of 80% or higher, you will be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • If you received a grade of 79% or lower on the Post Test, you will be instructed to review the Online Module once more and retake the Post Test. You will then be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • After successfully passing, you will receive an email detailing correct answers, explanations and references for each question of the Post Test.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10