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Become a part of the South Carolina Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Program: the public health approach that utilizes motivational intervention strategies to deliver early intervention and treatment services for substance use.

What is South Carolina SBIRT?

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services. It is used for persons with substance use disorders and those whose use is at moderate and higher levels of risk.

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Universal screening for quickly assessing severity of use of alcohol and illicit drugs, as well as prescription drug use, misuse, and abuse.

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Brief Intervention

Brief motivational and awareness-raising intervention given to users who engage in risky or problematic behavior.

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Referral to Treatment

Referrals to specialty care for patients with substance use disorders.

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Why is SBIRT Important?

Effects of unhealthy and unsafe alcohol and other drug use have far-reaching implications for the individual, family, workplace, community, and the healthcare system.


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The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify and effectively intervene with those who are at moderate or high risk for psychosocial or healthcare problems related to their substance use.

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