A message to our website users:

In August 2018, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) archived the online Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR) resources. The SBIR tool has not been updated from the DSM IV to the DSM-5.

The CFPC and CCSA continue to work closely together, and in collaboration with other key partners as part of a broader strategy to address screening and interventions regarding alcohol use.
Over the 2018-2019 period, further updates will be posted here including redirection to other resources currently in development. 
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Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral Clinical Guide
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral
A Clinical Guide

Screening and Assessment

Identify patients who drink alcohol beyond low-risk consumption levels and further assess their at-risk status based on reported alcohol use and other relevant clinical information

Brief Intervention and Referral

Communicate patient’s risk status, help patient identify goals and readiness to change, make referrals as appropriate

Follow-up and Support

Follow up with patients, monitor withdrawal symptoms, and review goals and progress