In the United States, 8% of adults have a substance use disorder in a given year, but two-thirds of those people do not receive treatment for their condition. While the field of substance abuse treatment has made incredible advances in the past 20 years, the reality is that most people who need treatment for substance use do not seek it in specialty care settings. Rather, they are seen by their primary care providers who likely have little or no training in identifying or diagnosing substance related disorders.
NQF Standards Demonstration from BHRP on Vimeo.
The video demonstrates the use of a selection of evidence based practices involving Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) which evolved from the National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Treatment of Substance Use Conditions. As stated in the report: