This page offers links to the Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment Guideline and supporting material. Dates indicate when HealthTeamWorks posted the material or link.
Alcohol and Substance Use Guideline Materials
Brief Assessment Instruments
Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy
Free Learning Opportunities
HealthTeamWorks offers free in-office training to Colorado healthcare providers on its new alcohol and substance use guideline. A physician facilitator will visit with your clinic staff over the lunch hour to introduce the guideline recommendations and lead simulations of brief conversations with patients about alcohol and substance use. HealthTeamWorks provides lunch. To schedule an in-office training, please call Emily Gingerich at (303) 962-8981. For more information, download these flyers:
HealthTeamWorks offers free CME presentations on its alcohol and substance use guideline to Colorado healthcare providers. To schedule a presentation, please call Emily Gingerich at (303) 962-8981.
HealthTeamWorks, CHAMPS and SBIRT Colorado offer a three-part webcast series on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). These webcasts and accompanying CME credit hours are provided free to participants from CHAMPS Organizational Members and for all participants from Colorado.
- Session 1 – “How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT),” is available from our online archive.
- Session 2 – "Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy: Enhancing Treatment with the Non-Dependent User,"
presented by Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC, and Tracey Ayers, LPC, CAC III is available from our online archive. Session 3 – “Introduction to New Clinical Guidelines for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening and Brief Intervention” presented by Perry Dickinson, MD, professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, is available from our online archive.
In 2006, Colorado received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to develop and implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) as a routine procedure within health service delivery systems. SBIRT targets people with high-risk, nondependent use and provides intervention strategies before more intensive treatment is called for.
The SBIRT Colorado initiative, administered by the Division of Behavioral Health (formerly the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division) and managed by Peer Assistance Services Inc., provided funds to HealthTeamWorks to develop the alcohol and substance use guideline to increase awareness and use of SBIRT in healthcare settings throughout Colorado. Learn more about SBIRT Colorado.
NEW! Online SBIRT and Tobacco Training Module: designed for use by the whole practice team (click on link or picture above to watch)