SBIRT Conversations


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We know that it’s important to screen our patients for risky substance use, deliver a brief intervention, and refer them to treatment if indicated. But conversations about substance use can be difficult. These training modules were designed to help treating providers practice having difficult conversations in the context of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). These training modules supplement, the SBIRT training found at: Additional resources can be found at

Educational Training Modules for implementing Screening Brief
Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in patient care

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, The Center for A Healthy Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MedChi designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Each educational module is accredited for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To receive CME credit the learner must complete and submit the evaluation for each module.


Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Instructional Designer, Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine has reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose. She will not be referencing any “off-label” uses.

The planners for this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP

Dr. Cloeren is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Trained in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine in the Johns Hopkins health system, she is board certified in both these specialties. An experienced health educator with a certificate in online instructional design, she has developed numerous engaging online courses for healthcare providers. Her research areas of interest include preventing work disability, doctor/patient communication, chronic pain related disability and managing opioids. She is a member of the MedChi Opioid Task Force and the University of Maryland Medical System Opioid Stewardship Task Force.

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