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Addiction Centre (http://www.addictioncentre.ca)
The Addiction Program incorporates treatment, education and research of concurrent disordersacross the health care continuum. It operates within Mental Health & Addictions, Alberta Health Services.
Streetworks Publications (http://www.streetworks.ca/pro/publications.html)
Streetworks is a needle exchange program based in Edmonton. Its outreach activities have included the development of several community-minded educational booklets. This link provides access to pdf versions of Streetworks' publications including "Street First Aid", "Injecting Drugs and Having Hep C" and "Vein Care Handbook". These booklets may help healthcare professionals counsel their patients more effectively using basic principles of harm reduction.
SBIRT Colorado (http://www.sbirtcolorado.org/)
SBIRT Colorado is a project that aims to establish SBIRT as a standard of care in all healthcare facilities and clinics in the state of Colorado. The website includes resources for physicians around SBIRT.
Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (http://www.wiphl.com/)
The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles partners with clinics in their state to use SBIRT to help patients make positive changes in their lifestyle. Resources are provided for patients, caregivers, employers and policymakers.
Kaner EF, Dickinson HO,Beyer FR, et al. Effectiveness of brief alcoholinterventions in primary care populations (Review). TheCochrane Library. 2009; 4. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17443541
) This article provides a systematic review of the literature surrounding the effectiveness of the use of SBIRT for alcohol in primary care populations.
Bernstein et al. (2007) An Evidence-based Alcohol Screening
; Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Curriculum for Emergency Department (ED) Improves Skills and Utilization. Substance Abuse, 28:4,
)This article describes a SBIRT curriculum for Emergency Departments that was tested to determine if the learning experience improved provider beliefs and practices.
Cunningham et al. (2009); Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Future Directions for Screening and Intervention in the Emergency Department. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 16, 1078-1088. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053226)
This article discusses research recommendations regarding screening and brief intervention for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in the Emergency Department.
D’onofrio, Gail & Degutis, Linda. (2002). Preventive Care in the Emergency Department: Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. ACAD Emerg Med. 6:9, 627-638. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12045080)
This article provides a systematic review of the literature regarding SBIRT for alcohol use in the Emergency Department.
D’onofrio, Gail & Degutis, Linda. (2005). Screening and Brief Intervention in the Emergency Department. Alcohol Research and Health. 28:2, 63-72. (http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh28-2/63-72.pdf)
This article provides a review of the literature regarding the use of SBIRT for alcohol use in the Emergency Department.
Vaca, Federico & Winn, Diane. (2007). The Basics of Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in the Emergency Department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 8:3, 88-92. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19561690)
This article describes the need for integrating SBIRT for alcohol into Emergency Departments. The authors discuss models of SBIRT and well as its benefits and challenges regarding implementation in this setting.
Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research (Alcohol & Injury)
This article provides a summary of how alcohol is a factor in injury and death, the costs of alcohol-related harm and the use of alcohol in Alberta. The article also provides information on population-based interventions for alcohol and injury.
World Health Organization (Alcohol and Injury in Emergency Departments)
Summary of the report from the WHO collaborative study on alcohol and injuries. This summary from the World Health Organization discusses a collaborative study that was conducted to quantify alcohol-related injuries in several countries.