The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

Reducing Opioid Risk with SBIRT

Free webinar produced in partnership with NAADACNational SBIRT ATTC, and NORC


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This free webinar will raise awareness about the value of SBIRT as a proactive solution for reducing opioid risk in patients being treated for pain. Participants will learn the components of a “universal precautions” approach when prescribing opioids and understand how SBIRT can play a key role in the treatment plan for patients on opioid medication.  Valuable screening tools and brief intervention opportunities will be evaluated as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to improve functional goals and reduce opioid risk.
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the two major competing responsibilities of clinicians who prescribe opioid medications;
  • Describe the value of a  “Universal Precautions” approach as it applies to patient risk for opioid misuse or dependence; 
  • Examine SBIRT as a Proactive Risk reduction strategy; and
  • Compare Screening tools for ongoing assessment of patient risk throughout the treatment process.

Vice President of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health

Ann Bostic, CRNA, APRN, DNP, is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in nurse anesthesia services.  She has a passionate interest in reducing the burden of substance abuse by expanding SBIRT services to a growing population of individuals “at risk” for prescription drug abuse. Ann has developed and presented substance abuse prevention education for nurses and has introduced more than 2000 nurses to SBIRT. Ann has been a registered nurse for 30 years and has practiced in the specialty of nurse anesthesia for the past 17 years. She completed her nursing education at the University of Charleston in 1983 and completed advanced training in nurse anesthesia in 1997. She is presently completing the final phase of a doctoral program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions where the focus of her research is Substance Abuse Prevention.

Jim Matney

Director of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Grant, West Virginia

Mr. Matney has spent more than 23 years working with the addicted population. His background involves development and implementation of programs for adults and youth designed to address the many issues associated with substance misuse, abuse and addiction. Jim also has an extensive background in the treatment of mental health, trauma, and family issues. Mr. Matney also has an extensive background in administration, program development, compliance and training. 


Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago