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November 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of treatment and early intervention services for persons with substance use disorders as well as those who are at risk for developing these disorders. The SBIRT Acronym stands for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. 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. An estimated 20% of the population is considered at risk because of harmful substance use patterns, and it is this group of individuals that is targeted by SBIRT.