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Community Care of West Virginia talks about the SBIRT program with community groups

Harrison

The Harrison County Prevention Partnership hosted a open community meeting on Friday surrounding addiction screening and prevention techniques.

A coordinator for the Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, known as SBIRT program, described how the screenings assist those struggling with addiction.

Community Care of West Virginia is a federally qualified health center with 15 clinics throughout the state. They offer primary care health care at low or no cost to rural patients.

The meeting was attending by multiple community groups who shared information and talked about how they can get involved with the SBIRT program.

“It’s basically a way to screen people in all of our clinics to see if they have any risky alcohol or drug use issues and try to catch that before it becomes a full blow kind of harmful behavior. So, that we can connect them with the treatment they need,” said Brian Suehs-Vassel, a SBIRT Coordinator. 

There is a community care location in Bridgeport, the locations can found be here.

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