Making Colorado Healthier
Our goal is to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and drug use into routine health care across Colorado. SBIRT in Colorado is a program of Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
SBIRT is an evidence-based early intervention practice to identify, reduce, and prevent misuse and severe problems with alcohol, marijuana, prescription, and illicit drugs. It is recommended by many organizations including the CDC, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Academy of Pediatrics, SAMHSA, Veterans Administration, and many others. When combined with community level prevention strategies SBIRT contributes to the prevention of disease, injury, death, and other negative consequences of alcohol and drug misuse in individuals, families and communities.