Video on SBIRT

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Joined: 06/04/2014 - 12:40
Video on SBIRT

Neat video on SBIRT

It shares the importance of screening and brief intervention in improving health and wellbeing.
At your last doctors visit did your doctor screen you on your alcohol or drug use?

Marg Brawner
Joined: 10/16/2014 - 16:28

SBIRT was developed partly because of physician lack of identification of substance use disorders. I actually gave my doctor SBIRT information packets to disseminate at her practice. Substance abuse in the elderly -- particularly alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepines -- is an epidemic. Primary care is the front line in identifying older substance abusers (65+). SBIRT is an effective tool for them to use in their practices. Also, SAMHSA recommends all adults over 60 receive annual screening for substance use disorders.