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DSS to Offer SBIRT Virtual Training Series

The South Dakota Department of Social Services, in partnership with Avera Health and JBS International, is hosting a free, virtual learning series on: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Principles & Implementation to be held every other week beginning June 16 and ending the week of August 15, 2022. 

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.

  • Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.
  • Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
  • Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.

Click here for a series summary.

To register, please email Amber Reints directly at Additional information regarding the provision of CEUs for this training will be sent to registrants at a later date. Up to 9.0 CEUs may be available by participating in the entire training series.

For more information or for updates on this training visit the SD SBIRT Program webpage.

For more information on SBIRT, please visit

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