Introduction to SBIRT
Dr. Umeika Stephens, graduate program director for the psychiatric nurse practitioner program and co-principal investigator on Wayne State University's SBIRT grant, introduces SBIRT (S=Screening, B=Brief, I=Intervention, R=Referral, T=To Treatment). Dr. Stephens explains how she has implemented SBIRT into her professional career as well as teaching SBIRT to her students.
SBIRT and Fitness
Personal trainer and LPN Angela Robinson describes her fitness journey and how fitness can be a useful tool in recovery. Angela details when and how fitness can be a tool for those recovering from substance abuse and the importance of self-worth in the recovery process.
We have created four videos demonstrating SBIRT in action. The following populations are covered in our videos: alcohol users, alcohol and drug users, older adults and adolescents. These videos can also be seen on our YouTube page.
SBIRT for Alcohol Use
Sheryl, a 30-year-old female, is attending an appointment at her Primary Care office. Sheryl completed several screening tools which indicated excessive alcohol use. Based on the screening results, Sheryl's primary care physician referred Sheryl to the social worker. The social worker in this video is using the AUDIT screening tool, you can follow along with Sheryl's completed AUDIT here.
SBIRT for Alcohol and Drug Use
Sam, a 28-year-old male, is a patient who was admitted into the emergency department after a car accident. Upon admission, Sam completed several screening tools. Based on the screening tool responses, a health care professional will review the results with Sam. The clinician in this video is using the AUDIT screening tool, you can follow along with Sam's completed AUDIT here.
SBIRT for Older Adults
Ms. Collins is an older adult living in a retirement community. Ms. Collins completed several screening tools indicating signs of depression and increased alcohol use. Based on the results of these screening tools, Ms. Collins was referred to the Community Social Worker. The social worker in this video is using the AUDIT screening tool, you can follow along with Ms. Collins completed AUDIT here.
SBIRT for Adolescents
James, a 17-year-old male, is a patient being seen for his annual physical. James completed several screening tools prior to his physical which indicated a history of alcohol use and risky behavior. Based on the screening tool responses, a health care professional will review the results. The clinician in this video is using the CRAFFT 1.0 screening tool, you can follow along with James' completed CRAFFT here.