Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


Publication cover for 'WASBIRT Final Tracking Report'

Feb 09 | 4.51 | Online Library

WASBIRT Final Tracking Report

Screenings, Brief Interventions and Referrals to Brief Therapy or Chemical Dependency Treatment

Since the start of Washington State Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (WASBIRT), 155,243 patients have been approached by Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDPs). Of these, 106,464 agreed to participate in WASBIRT and were screened for drug and alcohol use. Of the 106,464 patients, 51,116 (48 percent) were classified as a “Screening Only.” An additional 51,763 (49 percent) were screened and received a Brief Intervention; 3,585 (3 percent) were screened, received a Brief Intervention, and went on to receive either Brief Therapy or Chemical Dependency (CD) treatment.