Arctic SBIRT Training


Arctic SBIRT Training was a project within the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). This project finished in August, 2017.

What is SBIRT?

Substance misuse is one of the primary health concerns in Alaska. Research shows that the majority of people who drink too much are not alcohol-dependent, but may need support and advice to help them reduce the amount of alcohol they drink. However, this at-risk population is often overlooked. SBIRT is a process for identifying these individuals using universal screening, brief intervention, and referral for further assessment or treatment. 

What was the Arctic SBIRT Training project?

From 2013-2017, the Arctic SBIRT Training project worked with faculty and staff in the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and Department of Psychology, as well as the physicians at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program to integrate SAMHSA's SBIRT curriculum into their academic or professional programs. 

By working closely with its project partners, Arctic SBIRT Training assisted faculty with the education of students in health professional programs at UAA about substance misuse and provide them with the tools and skills they will need as health and allied health care practitioners.

Find out more about this project, the curriculum, and our academic and community partners

Interested in finding out more?

Contact CBHRS via email or call 907.786.6381.