Alcohol and Substance Use


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. 

For additional information, and to request training or consultation services on screening and brief intervention for alcohol and drugs visit SBIRT Colorado at or call (303) 369-0039 x245.

Guidelines and Supplements

Additional Resources

Guideline Development References

Brief Assessment Instruments


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.




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