University of Illinois Health (Mile Square Health Center) – Chicago
West Suburban Hospital – Oak Park
Silver Cross Hospital-New Lenox
Memorial Medical Center-Springfield
Passavant Hospital – Jacksonville
Alton Memorial Hospital – Alton
There is overwhelming evidence that most people who have problems with alcohol and other drugs do not get the help they need. To address this problem, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) was developed as an evidence-based approach to identifying patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. The goal of SBIRT is to reduce and prevent related health consequences, disease, accidents, and injuries associated with undiagnosed substance use problems. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with individuals who have an undiagnosed SUD or are at risk of SUD, before more severe consequences occur. Through a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant* from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS-SUPR), FGC partners with 5 Illinois hospitals and the University of Illinois Health (Mile Square Health Center) to screen patients to assess the severity of substance use and identify the appropriate level of treatment, if needed. When appropriate, patients receive brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change. Lastly, referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care. *These services are supported by DHS-SUPR as part of the Illinois State Opioid Response grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (TI-18-015).