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(20 ILCS 301/20-10)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.
As used in this Section, "SBIRT" means a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment
services for persons who are at risk of developing substance use disorders or have substance use disorders including, but not limited to, an addiction to alcohol, opioids,
tobacco, or cannabis.
SBIRT services include all of the following:
(1) Screening to quickly assess the severity of
substance use and to identify the appropriate level of treatment.
(2) Brief intervention focused on increasing insight
and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
(3) Referral to treatment provided to those
identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.
SBIRT services may include, but are not limited to, the following settings and programs: primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, hospital in-patient units,
trauma centers, community behavioral health programs, and other community settings that provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe
(Source: P.A. 102-598, eff. 1-1-22