Ontario and Yates Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify and effectively intervene with those who are at moderate or high risk for psychosocial or health care problems related to their substance use. SBIRT is a research-based framework that gives trained providers specific skills to confidentially discuss health behavior habits with individuals utilizing “motivational interviewing” strategies. SBIRT is proactive. Using SBIRT as an early intervention may reduce risky alcohol and drug use before it leads to more severe consequences or substance use disorders.