Elements of SBIRT

SBIRT is a strategy in the healthcare sector for reinforcing healthy behaviors, identifying problematic drug and alcohol use early, reducing substance misuse, and referring to treatment those who need it.  This evidence based practice is a process with three main elements – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in medical settings.

The term SBIRTScreening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment – represents the progressive steps that a health professional takes to assess alcohol and drug use behaviors and reduce risks to the individualʼs health and well being.



Universal Screening

Brief Intervention

Refer to Treatment

Follow Up




Looking for Technical Assistance?

Technical assistance for the NH Youth SBIRT Initiative is provided by the NH Center for Excellence. If you are interested in receiving TA for SBIRT implementation, please fill out a technical assistance request on the NH Center for Excellence website.

NH Center for Excellence - Addressing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in NHPlease access our learning opportunity card for more information.