SBIRTOK is an initiative of the Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). For Information about establishing the evidence based SBIRT protocol in your primary care practice, emergency department or trauma center call
1-877- SBIRTOK (1-877-724-7865) or email SBIRT@ODMHSAS.org
- What is SBIRT?
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a public health evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and drugs (illicit or misuse of prescription). SBIRT can be used to effectively encourage individuals to reduce or eliminate problematic drug or alcohol use. There are three components of SBIRT.
- Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of response.
- Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
- Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.
- Why SBIRT?
SBIRT places risky substance use where it belongs—in the realm of healthcare. It focuses on identifying risky substance use to help prevent the onset of the more costly disease of addiction. Similar to preventive screenings for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension, SBIRT is an effective tool for identifying risk levels related to substance use and for providing the appropriate intervention.
- SBIRT Resources
This is a list of SBIRT resources
Oklahoma SBIRT Contact:
Dane Libart MSW, LCSW, Senior Screening Consultant
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Services
2401 N.W. 23rd Street Suite 76A, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone 405-522-1440 | Fax 405-521-2236
Last Modified on 06/11/2014