The ACCESS Project

(America’s Community Coalitions Expanding SBIRT Services)

The resources listed below are compiled from a variety of sources by coalitions and CADCA researchers alike. Some are freely available online, and we have included direct links in those cases. For protected content, please reach out to CADCA using the form behind the “View” button, and we will assist you in accessing the information. Use the fields below to search for toolkit resources, including training guides, courses, white papers, studies, webinars and more. We will be adding more resources to this page soon.

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SBIRT Parent Letter This is a template which can be used to inform parents on the use of SBIRT with their child. It is often required by school systems before implementing SBIRT with their students. Screening Tools, Articles and Publications Implementation
Advocate Toolkit: Funding Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) with Young People Community Catalyst has recently published a toolkit for advocacy for SBIRT with youth which is very comprehensive. It includes information detailed easy to understand descriptions of Medicaid payment models and strategies for paying providers of SBIRT with young people in medical settings. It includes action steps that can be used in planning for SBIRT and resources to inform implementation. Articles and Publications, Websites Planning, Implementation
Factors Contributing to Substance Abuse Treatment Completion Among Alaska Natives This article stresses the increased use of culturally appropriate screening and referral to treatment within primary care settings and afterschool programs to prevent American Indian/Alaska native youth substance misuse. Screening Tools, Articles and Publications, Treatment Guides Implementation
Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems. It is unique in that is has been normed with a multinational sample showing high reliability in scores; meaning it safe to use globally and is available in many languages. Both a clinician-administered and a self-report version of the AUDIT are provided via this link, as well as scripts to introduce the tool via oral interview and questionnaire. Scoring is easy to calculate with higher scores indicating elevated risk. Screening Tools, Articles and Publications Implementation
Updated Priorities Among Effective Clinical Preventive This study claims that prioritizing the utilization of screening and brief intervention can greatly reduce the disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived by tobacco users, those misusing alcohol and adults and adolescents struggling with depression. While the study makes no claims to opioid abuse, this is a powerful statement for prevention and the uptake of SBIRT services. Articles and Publications Implementation
Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians. This article discusses challenges for practitioners with adolescents based on the spectrum of adolescent disorders and recommends adolescents be “comanaged” by mental health and addiction specialists. This article presents recommends how to meet the special needs of adolescent populations, who to work with to do so, and special evaluative components for SBIRT with adolescents. Articles and Publications Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues The document focuses on the effects of childhood abuse and neglect perpetrated by family members and the intergenerational transmission of the cycle of substance abuse and child abuse and neglect. It acknowledges that not all clients in treatment have a history of childhood abuse, not all children who are maltreated become substance abusers or child abusers, and not all child abusers have a history of childhood abuse or current substance abuse. Then carefully presents the unique challenges youth substance abuse treatment vs adults with an abuse history. Articles and Publications, Websites Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation
SAMHSA SBIRT PAGE Quickly find Coding for Reimbursement, Resources for SBIRT Grantees and Academic programs, the most recent substance abuse data and reports. Articles and Publications, Websites Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation
White Paper on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Behavioral Healthcare Consistently robust research on SBIRT efficacy in reducing drug abuse or mental health issues is scant however data is accumulating, and findings are promising. SBIRT for reducing risky alcohol use has been proven effective, and research has shown irrefutable improvements in health benefits by implementing SBIRT. Regarding tobacco, SBIRT is highly regarded by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and its utility for reducing the number of people who quit successfully quit smoking has been shown. Articles and Publications, Websites Assessment, Planning, Evaluation
Brief Intervention Observation Evaluation Assessment of an SBIRT interview style for practitioners. Useful for assessing the capacity of potential staff, and to evaluate the standard of assessment within your program. Articles and Publications, Courses and Training Capacity, Planning, Evaluation
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