Accreditation Information


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Needs Statement

The importance of integrating SBIRT into the clinical setting is becoming increasingly apparent. Problem substance use is highly prevalent in the United States. According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA 2009), 23% of Americans engage in risky drinking, 8% engage in illicit drug use, and 10% meet the criteria for either alcohol or other substance abuse or dependence. The same survey revealed that 90% of people with SUDs do not receive treatment. Of those who do not receive treatment, 95% do not know that they have a problem. The integration of SBIRT into clinical settings attempts to raise awareness of substance use issues among patients and help them to find relevant treatment solutions, where appropriate.


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the model of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance misuse.
2. Describe substance misuse screening tools and their meaning associated with risk
3. Articulate the importance of building relationships in creating change related to substance use
4. Apply motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate awareness and change in substance use by clients

Target Audience

Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Psychologists and anyone interested in Behavioral Health topics.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.