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The use of SBIRT in substance abuse screening

Ladegast, Sherrie DNP, FNP-C, CNL

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000497009.24998.6c
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Abstract: There are many barriers to screening for alcohol and drug abuse. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) principles can be used in identifying and helping patients with substance abuse problems. This article introduces SBIRT, discusses barriers to implementation, and reviews current practice recommendations.

Sherrie Ladegast is an FNP at Pacific Family Practice, San Francisco, Calif., and recent DNP graduate from the University of San Francisco.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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