SBIRT+RM Conceptual Framework for Managing Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) can be helpful for anyone with unhealthy substance use, whether it’s someone who drinks slightly above the recommended levels or someone with a diagnosable substance use disorder (SUD). This webinar will focus on individuals with substance use disorders, and how SBIRT can be combined with a Recovery Management (RM) model to provide ongoing support to individuals, families, and communities. This webinar will introduce the SBIRT+RM model (© Fornili, 2016) and describe the logical relationships between RM and SBIRT concepts within a recovery-oriented care continuum. For patients with SUDs, SBIRT+RM expands the roles and responsibilities for primary care providers beyond the delivery of traditional SBIRT into areas such as ongoing monitoring, encouragement and support; care coordination; medication management; post-treatment “recovery check-ups”; and facilitated re-entry to treatment.


Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN

Fornili is a public health nurse and a certified addictions registered nurse. She worked in city and state government as a behavioral health program planner and program consultant before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.  She is President-Elect of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) for 2016-2018, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Addictions Nursing

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