Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange



Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Non-medical substance use is associated with s a significant public health burden in Canada. Early detection and/or treatment of risky substance use can dramatically improve outcomes for those who experience harms from the non-medical use of psychoactive substances. The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model is a comprehensive, integrated approach for the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for individuals experiencing substance use-related harms, as well as those who are at risk of experiencing such harm.

The following tools and resources would be useful for any health care professional who wishes to enhance SBIRT-related skills: