A 3-step clinical web resource for managing patient alcohol consumption
A new web resource, developed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), offers a three-step alcohol assessment and referral process to help family physicians and other health professionals detect and address harmful alcohol consumption among their patients.
The Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR) resource is a practical, web-based guide, the first of its kind to incorporate Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.
Designed to promote a culture of moderation, the SBIR resource is intended for use with all patients—not just high-risk drinkers. It allows health professionals to assess risk early enough to prevent the development of problematic alcohol use and associated harms, and offers resources to facilitate effective interventions and appropriate referrals.
The development of the SBIR web resource represents another key recommendation fulfilled under the National Alcohol Strategy. This resource is available, free of charge, for health professionals to use with their patients. Visit www.sbir-diba.ca.
The development of the SBIR web resource was funded by the CCSA and the CFPC, and with unrestricted funds provided by the Association of Canadian Distillers, the Canadian Vintners Association and the Brewers Association of Canada.