Raleigh Training

Delivering SBIRT: A "How-To" Training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment 

In cooperation with
Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse

Sponsored by

Register to attend the SBIRT Training.

June 22, 2012 - Friday

The McKimmon Conference & Training Center

1101 Gorman Street

Raleigh, NC 27606           

Phone:  (919) 515-2277

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Training begins at 8:30 am

There is no fee/cost for this training and no fee/cost for CEU.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Meeting registration is now closed. Anyone still interested in attending the training can register onsite the day of the training.  

This program is designed specifically for healthcare providers and 
Administrators who want to know more about using and improving their
SBIRT skills. 

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery
of early intervention and treatment services for people with substance use
disorders and those at-risk of developing them.

Primary care, trauma centers, emergency departments, and other settings
provide opportunities BEFORE more severe consequences occur.

In the 5 years since SAMHSA launched 
SBIRT Initiative, the program has
increasingly become an integral part of medical practice in clinics, emergency
rooms, and other treatment settings. Almost a quarter of those screened have
substance use problems.

The acceptance and value of the 
SBIRT approach is evidenced by the large number of patients screened, the decrease in their substance use, and the recent adoption of billing codes by insurance companies and Government payers that enable treatment providers to be reimbursed for these services. 

SBIRT works. At the 6-month follow up, almost half of those consuming alcohol at inappropriate levels reported that they hadn’t had a drink in the past 30 days. More than half reported they had stopped using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications.

SBIRT saves money - The literature reports a four to one savings with the SBIRT approach. In a 2002 study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Vol. 26, No. 1), for example, researchers found that every dollar invested in an SBIRT-like approach saved $4.30 in future health care costs.

Some SBIRT grantees are experiencing even more dramatic results. In Texas, for instance, an analysis of 853 SBIRT participants revealed that the approach saved the Harris County Hospital District more than $4 million in the year after the patients received services. There also was a shift from inpatient to outpatient treatment, which is much less costly.

(source: http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsanewsletter/Volume_17_Number_6/CreatingCurriculum.aspx)
Project director; Clinical staff; Evaluator/Evaluation teams, local clinicians, hospital administrators, military installations or others with interest in SBIRT adoption and implementation.

After completing this program participants will be able to: 
•Select and utilize alcohol and drug use screening tools 
•Perform brief interventions for substance use problems
•Negotiate patient referrals to an appropriate substance abuse treatment center and/or specialist
•Follow-up with patients who have been referred for treatment for substance abuse

Additionally, participants will be oriented to how the SBIRT intervention can successfully operate within clinic and other settings, and be introduced to local resources that can support SBIRT implementation in your setting.


Joe Hyde, L.M.H.C., C.A.S.
SBIRT Technical Expert Lead
JBS International, Inc.

Stephen H. O'Neil, M.A.
Director of the Georgia Brief Assessment, Screening, Intervention, and Continuum of Services (BASICS)
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Division of Addictive Diseases

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. (NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider Number 6442)

JBS International, Inc. is an approved provider through NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (Provider Number 000208).

MEETING AGENDA – June 22, 2012

8:00 amRegistration
8:30 am Welcome
9:00 amWhat is SBIRT and Why?
9:50 am     SBIRT Introduction
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amOrientation to the SBIRT Clinical Intervention
12:30 pmLunch (On your own)
1:30 pmThe Business of SBIRT
2:00 pm        Billing and Reimbursement
SBIRT Hospital Initiative
3:00 pmBreak
3:15 pmWrap-Up/Q & A
4:00 pmAdjourn


Meeting registration is now closed. Anyone still interested in attending the training can register onsite the day of the training.  


Open lot parking.


Prompt notice of cancellation and/or substitution in writing would be greatly appreciated.

A confirmation will be sent by email to each person who registers.

Questions regarding meeting logistics should be directed to:

Marcus Hudson

Technical Assistance Coordinator

JBS International, Inc.
Phone: (301) 495-1080 Ext. 4346 

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