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Funding Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) with Young People

Adolescents and young adults are in a critical window of vulnerability to substance use disorders. Risk-taking behaviors like experimentation with drugs and alcohol are common among young people, and early substance use increases the likelihood of developing an addiction later in life. With drug overdose deaths in the United States at an all-time high, it is more important than ever to put resources toward addressing drug and alcohol use among young people before a problem develops.