Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT): +$5.8 million. This initiative supports one of the Strategy’s goals to intervene early with nondependent users and stop drug use before it leads to dependence. This initiative will improve treatment delivery to achieve a sustained recovery for those who are dependent on drugs. SBIRT is designed to expand the continuum of care available to include screening, brief interventions, brief treatments, and referrals to appropriate care. By placing the program in both community and medical settings such as emergency rooms, trauma centers, health clinics, and community health centers, the program can reach a broad segment of the community.
This new approach, known as Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)— and more informally as screen and intervene—is being fielded in medical facilities from major city hospital emergency rooms to a system of rural health clinics.
This looks like a plan to drug test the entire population.