The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services in a healthcare setting. The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify and intervene with patients who are at a moderate or high risk for psychosocial or other healthcare problems related to their substance use.
South Carolina’s SC SBIRT initiative has three primary goals:
- Increase access to SBIRT for adults in rural hospital emergency departments.
- Ensure that SBIRT is utilized as the standard of care in South Carolina’s healthcare settings.
- Improve health and behavioral outcomes among adults with substance use disorders or substance use with co-occurring mental illness.
For information on how to access training in SBIRT, visit: