SBIRT Handbook App

The SBIRT Handbook is an interactive website you can use on your phone or computer to assist you when performing SBIRT services. In the app, you'll find screening tools, step-by-step guides for performing a brief intervention or referral to treatment, information on motivational interviewing, and tips for handling "sticky" situations, such as an angry client.

Access the SBIRT Handbook at: http://iprc.iu.edu/sbirtapp

The SBIRT Handbook contains:

  • Screening Tools - Learn about the principles of screening and administer a variety of instruments: the single-question prescreens, AUDIT, AUDIT-C, DAST-10, and CRAFFT. Each screening tool auto-calculates the total score and provides the recommended service per SAMHSA-endorsed cutoffs.
  • Brief Intervention - Explore the recommended components of a brief intervention, and see examples of how to initiate conversation around each of the topics. Interactive 'flip-cards' demonstrate how a patient might respond for or against change.
  • Referral to Treatment - Access SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to find treatment facilities in your area. The Handbook also provides guidelines for what to consider before and after making a referral to increase the client's chances of success.
  • Motivational Interviewing - Learn about Change Talk, the Stages of Change, Decisional Balance, and the Readiness Ruler. Each section contains interactive examples to practice your knowledge.
  • Sticky Situations - View examples and potential resolutions to Anger, Denial, Complacency, and Self-Defeat – specifically, what it sounds like when a patient exhibits one of the above, and what kinds of statements may mitigate the issue.

The SBIRT Handbook was developed by the Indiana University Schools of Social Work, Medicine, and Nursing with technical assistance from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center.

E-mail: sbirt@indiana.edu
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