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The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children’s Hospital:
Experiences in Preventing, Identifying and Treating Substance Use

January 25, 2017
1:00 PM EST



The mission of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital is to provide national leadership in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders in children and adolescents. Through a combination of treatment, policy, advocacy work, and research, their team works to further treatment for young people and prevent future problems from occurring. This webinar will discuss the advances ASAP has made in implementation of SBIRT, their multidisciplinary care model, and research efforts to address the specific needs of medically vulnerable youth when caring for and creating policy around substance use in adolescents.


Photo of Julie LunsteadJulie Lunstead, MPH is the Program Manager at the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining ASAP, Ms. Lunstead was the Program Developer and Health Promotion Advocate for the Pediatric Emergency SBIRT program at Boston Medical Center, where she provided screening and brief intervention services to adolescent patients presenting to the emergency department. Ms. Lunstead currently manages ASAP’s research portfolio and professional training program. She received her MPH in International Health from Boston University in 2011, and her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.



Updated and enhanced National SBIRT ATTC Curriculum

We've given our curriculum a facelift! The newest version has been updated to include the latest best practices in Motivational Interviewing. It features fresh slides from new contributors, a comprehensive list of references, and has been broken down to make it easier to use than ever before.


Also now featuring NORC's Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum and Learner's Guide for Instructors

Click here to get up to date with the newest version. There's more to like than ever before!


Check out the latest National SBIRT ATTC Digital Tool Tours

Take a Digital Tour - Reducing Teen Substance Misuse:

What Really Works 2015



Digital Tour - SBIRT Billing: The Road Less Travled?


Available for free download. Find this and our other Case Studies in our Products and Resources page

Check out the SBIRT Toolkit !

This toolkit is designed for practitioners and organizations who are using (or considering using) 

Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment in a variety of settings. 


Also listed under our Products and Resources

The National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center

New from Medscape - Substance use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)






Intended for primary care physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, the goal of this course is to address the basic principles of SBIRT as well as coding and reimbursement for implementation of SBIRT in practice. More information. 

       Thanks to all involved for a wonderful conference!

      Resources from the event are are available at the following HERE.

SBIRT Reimbursement - Select Your State 

Want to know what the SBI and Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention (HBAI) Codes are for your state?
Click on this map and you will be taken to the large map where you can click on your state to access the information.

The National SBIRT ATTC is housed at the Institute for Research, Education,and Training in Addictions (IRETA) in Pittsburgh, PA. http://ireta.org/
To further expand our capacity and deepen our expertise, the National SBIRT ATTC is partnering with the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to help healthcare and EAP providers utilize the SBIRT model.