SBIRT Videos

Do you need to help someone understand SBIRT? Video can often be the best approach.

We have produced many different SBIRT-related videos ranging from case studies to expert interviews, to real-world patient-provider interactions and clinic adoption cases. We have SBIRT video resources freely available on most aspects of SBIRT adoption and implementation, from screening to brief intervention, to treatment; from decision making when deciding whether and how to adopt, to issues encountered during adoption.

North Shore Family Health: Introduction

What’s the SBIRT experience at the North Shore Family Health clinic? Start by playing the Introduction video above. Then, explore the videos below to learn about the roles and responsibilities of team members, the SBIRT process they use, and how they use SBIRT to improve patient health.

Several examples of the SBIRT videos that we have produced are located below. If you would like to use some of these for free, would like to adapt them, or need an SBIRT video that we don’t have in our online collection, contact us. We may already have what you need in our archives or we’d be happy to discuss how we can help you develop your own SBIRT videos.

North Shore Family Health Clinic Team Videos

William Johnjulio, MD

Residency Training Program Director

Felecia Beseka, MD

Chief Resident, Primary Care Physician

Shari Leidig Holland, MA, LPC

Behavioral Science Coordinator

Marleen Bruce, BS, CAC

Health Care Specialist

Bobbi Harangozo

Certified Medical Assistant

Karen Berner, LPN

Office Manager

Georgene Kiss


SBIRT Process Videos


The first part of the SBIRT process at North Shore Family Health is screening. Screening has two steps.

First, the patients complete a five-item questionnaire that screens for alcohol and drug risk.

Second, if screening is positive, patients complete a ten-item assessment questionnaire that determines their risk level.


The second part of the SBIRT process at North Shore Family Health is brief intervention.

The primary care provider talks with the patient about his or her substance abuse issue, asks the patient what he or she might do to reduce risk, and assesses the patient’s commitment to make a change.

Referral to Treatment

The third part of the SBIRT process at North Shore Family Health is referral to treatment.

If a patient’s risk level is high, the physician will ask the patient if he or she would like to see a specialist. This can be the in-house behavioral psychologist or health specialist, or even an in-patient or out-patient treatment facility.

In some cases, the specialist may see the patient before the physician, with the referral provided by the medical assistant. The specialist provides more in-depth education or counseling to the patient.

SBIRT Videos. Friendly. Engaging. Informative. Effective. There’s nothing better than seeing a process in action to understand that process. Watching models even helps increase adoption. We can explain how!