Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems


  • Dr. Gail D'Onofrio
  • Dr. Steven Bernstein

Through our efforts in this area, we are developing behavioral treatments for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) who abuse drugs and engage in hazardous drinking. This area is of particular significance to EM as substance abuse problems are a leading cause of preventable illness and injury, and represent a substantial portion of the 120 million Emergency Department (ED) visits each year.