Second Annual SBIRT Summit

On October 19th, 2015, one hundred and forty medical practitioners and other participants gathered in Concord, NH to gather insights, tools and best practice information to equip the medical community to help turn the tide on NH’s substance misuse epidemic.

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Addiction is a Disease

Many have been stating this as fact for years. It is true of course – science closed the book on the question of addiction’s etiology over the last 20 years. Substance Use Disorders are now commonly understood as a chronic,

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A Comment on Efficacy and Effectiveness

October 16th, 2014 Screening and brief intervention is receiving increasing recognition as a cost effective prevention service. Multiple studies showing the efficacy of brief intervention by physicians in reducing harmful alcohol use have led to dissemination and implementation of what

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Why SBIRT?

What leads to adverse consequences such as lower grades in school and difficulty getting and keeping a job?  What has health impacts such as raising the likelihood of violent victimization, sexual assault, and accidents?  Alcohol and other drug use. SBIRT

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Dr. Sandy Rose

A Proven Approach That Changes Lives The patient had come in for a routine visit. She was asked a series of routine, clinical questions: How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?… During the past year, how often have

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