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Online Training: Alcohol and Drug Use SBIRT

Publication Date: Jun 21, 2019

A free online training product, Alcohol and Drug Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), was recently made available through the support of SAMHSA SBIRT funds. It is available through Maryland Behavioral Health, an online training site hosted by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Access the training here!

"The SBIRT training course teaches physicians and other medical providers how to identify and address misuse of alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medication among patients. The training includes (1) substance use trends and rationale for using SBIRT; (2) screening tools to determine patient risk for developing substance use disorders; (3) motivational conversation techniques to help patients reduce or stop substance use; and (4) most effective ways to refer patients to specialty care when needed."

This training consists of 5 videos: 

(1) Substance use trends & rationale for using SBIRT,

(2) Screening,

(3) Brief intervention-Part 1,

(4) Brief intervention-Part 2,

(5) Referring patients to substance use disorder treatment.


*All 5 videos and a final test must be completed to request 1.25 CEU’s from the American Psychological Association (APA) or the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).