stock photo of a nurse interacting with an elderly patientIn Alaska, alcohol is a causal or contributing factor in 9 of the top 10 causes of death and is involved in a quarter of all accidents requiring hospitalization. ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services (CBHRS) is working with health care providers in Alaska and outside of Alaska to promote the use of SBIRT, an evidence-based protocol that helps reduce alcohol misuse and dependence. A new ISER publication explains SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) and lessons learned from CBHRS work to help three Mat-Su primary care sites integrate SBIRT in their practices.