As the National SBIRT ATTC, we are pleased to offer an online course addressing interventions to address teen drug and alcohol use, Introduction to SBIRT for Adolescents.

About the course

This is a self-paced online course consisting of three sections plus an introductory module. Included are eight content videos that range from 12-17 minutes in length, totaling approximately two and a half hours of video. Each video is followed by a short quiz with a total of 15 questions. The course does NOT need to be completed in one sitting and should take you three to four hours.

Why take this course?

How does marijuana affect the developing teen brain? How about alcohol? How can we address these issues with teens who may be using or considering using these substances?

The purpose of this course is to enhance knowledge of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) that is necessary so practitioners have the skills to identify and address the needs of young individuals who are using alcohol or other drugs (AOD) in a risky manner. At completion, you will have learned how to use the evidence based practice of SBIRT for adolescent populations.

Who can take this course?

Anyone! It’s free and open to the public.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

Yes! For course completion, we offer the following CEUs:

– NAADAC – 3 CEUs-approved
– Social Work – 3 CEUs-approved
– PA CADC – 3 CEUs-approved

Questions about the course?

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Access The Course

To access the couse, you will need to be logged into myIRETA. Not a member? Join here:

Once you have created an account, click on this link to access the course:

To proceed, click on the Enrollment button

Looking for more information on adolescent substance use?

View previously recorded webinars by adolescent experts in our  Webinar Library

Join our SBIRT for Youth Learning Community

Read blog posts about campus recovery groups, the Hilton Foundation’s innovative substance use prevention initiative, and messages about teen marijuana use.