Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a framework to identify patients with risky substance use through universal screening and to discuss health behavior changes. SBIRT has been demonstrated to reduce alcohol consumption and decrease health care utilization. It is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

For more information about using SBIRT, see:

Online SBIRT Learning Module

DOHMH’s online SBIRT learning module was taken offline as of March 1, 2019 and is no longer available for use. If you recently completed the module and have questions about your request for a New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Standardized Certificate of Completion, please email SBIRTsupport@health.nyc.gov.