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CSWE Full Circle September 2013

Volume 2013, Issue 9

Social Work and SBIRT

Use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for risky alcohol and substance use has been increasing in healthcare settings. This new screening and intervention tool is intended for individuals who use substances more than they should but are not considered dependent. On the new SBIRT Resources page, learn more about the evidence-based approach, discover what other social work programs are doing to include SBIRT in teaching and research, and find resources to incorporate SBIRT into your own courses.