Resources are available online or by calling SAMHSA’s toll-free helpline.
- CDC Report - Vital Signs: Communication Between Health Professionals and Their Patients About Alcohol Use — 44 States and the District of Columbia, 2011 report on the number of patients discussing alcohol consumption with a health professional.
- White Paper on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Behavioral Healthcare (PDF | 204 KB) report discusses the evidence supporting the effectiveness of SBIRT.
- The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Trauma Centers (PDF | 1.9 MB).
- TAP 33: Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) describes core elements of SBIRT programs for people with or at risk for substance use disorders.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends “screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse."
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alchoholism (NIAAA), is an “Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth – A Practitioners Guide.”
- NIAAA’s Clinicians Guide to Online Training is an online interactive, 10-minute video course.
- National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), a Drug Screening Tool for Drug Use in General Medical Settings.
- Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling for Adults is included as one of the preventative health services within the Affordable Care Act.
SAMHSA's Behaviorial Health Treatment Locator can help you find mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country. You may also call SAMHSA’s 24-hour toll-free Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).