SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, & Treatment) for Substance Abuse
Why should we care?
- Prevalence of this disease is impressive with greater than 33,000 deaths attributed to alcohol in 2012 alone (287,000 MVC's in Ohio alone attributable to alcohol)
- Medical problems attributable to alcohol use costs the US $100,000,000,000 annually (from health care bills to lost productivity)!
- Approximately 33% of inpatient admissions in a country hospital population were attributable to alcohol
- One in five Americans can be defined as at risk drinkers