SAMHSA Offers 3 Webinars on Integration of SU Screening & Treatment (SBIRT)

NYAPRS Note: The SAMHSA-supported National SBIRT Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is sponsoring three free webinars on integration of substance use screening and treatment into health care settings for targeted populations.  

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SBIRT for Adolescents Webinar


Wed, August 14, 2013 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Substance use by adolescents is a significant public health problem and is associated with both acute and long term health problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations recommend routine screening and brief intervention to prevent or reduce substance use as part of routine care for adolescents. This presentation will 1) review the impact of substance use on the developing brain with particular focus on alcohol and marijuana; 2) review the use of validated screening tools for adolescent substance use and present a brief motivational intervention strategy targeted at reducing substance use by high risk adolescents.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the impacts of alcohol and marijuana on the developing brain
  2. Use appropriate screening tools to identify risk levels associated with adolescent substance use
  3. Propose steps and recommended language for an appropriate intervention for each

Presenter: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; she also has a Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital where she has evaluated and treated hundreds of adolescents with substance use disorders. She has published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents, including screening and brief advice in primary care, the use of drug testing and the outpatient management of opioid dependent adolescents. She is the PI of the SAMHSA-funded medical residency SBIRT project at Children's Hospital Boston and an NIAAA-funded study validating the youth alcohol screening tool in a population of youth with chronic medial illness. Dr. Levy currently serves as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse.

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Special Populations: SBIRT and Marijuana Use and SBIRT and Child-bearing Age Women

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Webinar on August 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by:

Brie Reimann, MPA, Director, Policy and Development, Peer Assistance Services

Leigh Fischer, MPH, Director, SBIRT Colorado, Peer Assistance Services, Inc

Jen Shepherd, PhD, Evaluation Researcher and Project Manager, OMNI Institute

Recently, Colorado has expanded its successful approach to two specific populations. Namely, health educators in SBIRT Colorado healthcare sites are screening for and providing brief interventions to 1) sexually active women of childbearing age who are not using effective contraception, with the goal of preventing substance-exposed pregnancies; and 2) patients misusing marijuana in a state with a voter-approved medical marijuana program (Colorado is one of 16 states with legalized medical marijuana). Please join representatives from the SBIRT Colorado team, including the state director, program implementation staff, and an evaluator in a discussion reviewing what they have learned about their efforts to-date.

Presenters will share findings from their efforts to answer research questions from a projected 10,000 screens such as :

- How ready to change are women after receiving a brief intervention in response to their risky behaviors?

- Does readiness to change depend upon the substances being used, the age of the patient, or other demographic factors?

- What percentage of patients screened in healthcare settings through the SBIRT program are using marijuana?

- How ready are patients to change their marijuana use after receiving a brief intervention in response to risky use?

- Does readiness to change depend upon whether patients have a state-issued medical marijuana card?

Presenters also will review the larger program goals of SBIRT and discuss why Colorado has expanded its SBIRT program to these specific populations.

 

Title:

Special Populations: SBIRT and Marijuana Use and SBIRT and Child-bearing Age Women

Date:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Time:

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/213838190

 

 

 

 

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Marijuana SBIRT

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Join us for a Webinar on August 29

 

 

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Presented by: Dr. Paul Seale, Professor & Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, Medical Center of Central GA and Mercer University School of Medicine

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) has been shown to be effective at reducing at-risk alcohol use and is now also being used in many settings to address unhealthy drug use as well. This module will address the medical risks and complications of marijuana use, present evidence for the effectiveness of brief interventions for patients using marijuana, and demonstrate how to apply the SBIRT model with a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach to intervention for marijuana and other illicit drug use.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this seminar the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss potential benefits and problems which can result from marijuana use

2. Outline an SBIRT screening protocol which can be used to screen and assess patients who use marijuana and other drugs

3. Conduct a Motivational Interviewing-based brief intervention with patients with unhealthy use of marijuana

Title:

Marijuana SBIRT

Date:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Time:

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/367688142

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