Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Opioid/Substance Use: SELF-PACED ONLINE

The Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Alcohol and Opioid/Substance Use Professionals course is designed as a comprehensive evidence-based approach for facilitating conversations between patients/clients and healthcare providers in medical and community health settings regarding alcohol and opioid/substance use. The course includes a didactic component on the topics of: Substance use among adults, adolescents, and pregnant persons; Substance use and mental health; categories of substance use; SBI cost effectiveness, Screening tools; Brief Intervention; Core motivational interviewing skills; and Referral to treatment. In addition, demonstrations on how to use SBI with patients/clients for both alcohol and opioid/substance use are provided.


  • Learner will become knowledgeable about the Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) technique for reducing alcohol and opioid/substance use.
  • Learner will experience the SBI with guided encounters with patients/clients.
  • Learner will have greater confidence in discussing alcohol and opioid/substance use with their patients/clients as a result of completing the SBI online training program.