By James Bray
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The SBIRT App for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for substance use provides users with detailed steps to complete an SBIRT intervention with patients or clients. The app is designed for use by physicians, other health workers, and mental health professionals and can be used with patients and clients 12 years and older.
The app provides evidence-based questions to screen for alcohol, drugs and tobacco use. If warranted, a screening tool is provided to further evaluate the specific substance use. The app also provides steps to complete a brief intervention and/or referral to treatment for the patient based on motivational interviewing.
Integrated within the app are three screening instruments for substance use: the CRAFFT assesses substance use in adolescents, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) assesses alcohol use in adults, and the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) assesses drug use in the adults.
The app was developed as a part of a SAMHSA-funded grant project at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).
Great tool for those trained in SBIRT techniques. Very simple and intuitive flow throughout the process of giving an assessment.