By using WellScreen™ to implement SBIRT universally, we can reduce stigma, identify and intervene with high-risk substance users, and ultimately save lives.
Delivered in multiple settings, SBIRT reduces the risk of severe consequences for patients and improves community health.
Primary Care Practices
Screening is a quick assessment to identify individuals at risk of alcohol or drug dependence. Screening results signal the need for appropriate, timely follow-up by the practitioner.
A variety of evidence-based tools can be used for screening, including:
Brief Intervention is used to increase a patient's insight and awareness about his/her substance use. A healthcare practitioner engages the patient in a brief (10-15 minute) conversation that is nonjudgmental and provides feedback and advice to reduce risky substance use. Examples of brief interventions can be found here.
A healthcare practitioner provides a referral to therapy or additional treatment for patients whose screening score indicates a need for more intensive intervention. WellScreen helps the practitioner match the patient with the most appropriate treatment resources, through a collaboration with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
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