Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIR)

The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIR) intervention program is approprate for utilization  by frontline healthcare providers and should be used with all young adults and adults, not only high-risk patients.

Physicians and other health professionals can visit the website ( to access the clinical guide; guidelines for healthcare providers to promote low-risk drinking among patients; and resources on brief intervention, including videos illustrating key elements of a brief intervention.

It is also  recommended that all frontline service providers engage in periodic screening of all women of childbearing age for alcohol and prescription and illicit drug use and complete referrals to Mental Health and Addiction Services as needed.