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Preparing the Workforce to Implement SBIRT through Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation

What We Do

NORC at the University of Chicago spearheads initiatives aimed at changing the way medical, behavioral health, military, suicide prevention, addiction, and employee assistance professionals assess and intervene for risky substance use by adopting evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) practices.


To access education and resources on implementing SBIRT among these groups, select from the buttons below:

Medical/Behavioral Health Professionals

EAP/Workplace Professionals



Suicide Prevention

Addiction Professionals

What is SBIRT?

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with risky and dependent alcohol use, treatment and ongoing recovery supports.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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