The SUD Screener Platform800-717-0955

 

Use the SUD Screener platform to transform your DUI Program!

 

The SUD Screener platform is designed for use by county-monitored DUI Program Providers. The platform enables state and county agencies and DUI Program Providers to:

 

  • Determine the level of alcohol and/or other substance use among their DUI offender populations using evidence-based screening tools;
  • Recommend the proper level of evidence-based intervention to offenders based on their usage patterns;
  • Mitigate repeat DUI offenses; and
  • Enhance public safety

 

SBIRT

 

The SUD Screener platform is built upon an SBIRT framework. SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. SBIRT is a highly validated, evidenced-based practice that is proven to be effective in identifying levels of risk for alcohol and other substance use, and in delivering the appropriate level of intervention based on risk level.

 

SBIRT is utilized world-wide, and is actively supported and promoted in the United States by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

 

The SUD Screener platform facilitates screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in an efficient, cost effective and scalable manner that informs state and county agencies and DUI Program Providers as to the drinking and substance use patterns of their DUI offenders. This, in turn, enables the court, county, or DUI Program Providers to recommend the appropriate level of intervention, toward the ultimate goal of mitigating repeat offenses, preventing DUI-related injuries and deaths, and promoting overall public safety.

 

 

How it works

 

DUI offenders are required by county-monitored DUI Program Providers to complete a screening on the SUD Screener platform. The screener that is used is either the 10 item AUDIT screener which measures alcohol use patterns, or the NIDA Modified ASSIST which measures alcohol and other substance use patterns. Both the AUDIT and ASSIST screeners were developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and are among the most highly validated and widely used substance use screening instruments worldwide.

 

Screenings are intended to be self-administered by the offender, either from the privacy of the offender’s home, or within the offices of the DUI Program Provider. Screenings may be completed using any internet connected device, including a desktop computer, laptop, and Android or IOS tablets and smart phones.

 

In the event the offender scores in an “at risk” range on the AUDIT or ASSIST screener, he/she is prompted through a web-based “brief intervention”. Brief intervention is an evidenced-based practice to help individuals identify strengths, barriers, and intrinsic motivations for behavioral change. The brief intervention utilizes motivational interviewing, “change talk”, and both cognitive behavioral and solution–focused strategies to help the offender cut back on, or quit altogether, his/her use of alcohol or other substances.

 

For those who screen in the hazardous or dependent ranges, they are redirected to the SAMHSA Treatment Locator. The Treatment Locator will display the 10 addiction treatment facilities in closest proximity to the offender’s zip code. In addition, email alerts can be sent to court, county, or DUI Program Provider staff to prompt them to do a follow-up intervention with these high risk individuals.

 

Moving the Needle

 

Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment of DUI offenders has the potential to mitigate repeat offenses by identifying those who are most likely to re-offend, and getting them help now, rather than later.

 

Furthermore, studies show that those who screen at risky, but not hazardous or dependent levels are the ones most amenable to moderating their alcohol or other substance use back into a safe range, simply through exposure to brief intervention. Since those screening in this moderate risk range make up the largest slice of DUI offender populations, use of the SUD Screener platform offers an unparalleled opportunity to reverse the progression from risky to hazardous or dependent use with this segment of the population, and to quite literally save lives

 

Screening Analytics

 

The SUD Screener's database tracks the following screening data:
  • the number of screenings conducted
  • the number and percentages of offenders who fall into the normal, risky hazardous and dependent ranges
  • the number of offenders who were administered brief interventions, and
  • the number of offenders referred to treatment via the SAMHSA Treatment Locator

 

These data can be made available to DUI Program Providers, as well as county and state agencies, as follows:
  • DUI Program Providers- Providers can view all individual and aggregate data and analytics for their offender populations
  • Counties- Counties can view both aggregate offender data and analytics across all of their county-monitored DUI Program Providers, as well as on a provider-specific basis.
  • State agencies- Applicable State agencies can view both statewide and county aggregate offender data and analytics across all DUI Program Providers; as well as specific DUI Program Provider data and analytics.

 

 

Licensing Options/Pricing for DUI Program Providers

 

DUI Program Providers contract directly with Radiant Behavioral to license the SUD Screener platform for use with their program enrollees
  • No start-up costs
  • Pay month-to-month based on actual usage
  • Cancel any time

 

 

SBIRT Suite …………….…………..$19.95 per offender/account

 

Includes:

 

  • 10 item evidenced-based AUDIT screener
  • NIDA Modified ASSIST
  • Web-based “brief intervention” for “at risk” offenders
  • SAMHSA Treatment Locator for offenders who score in hazardous or dependent ranges
  • Automated alerts sent to staff for hazardous/dependent cases
  • Admin-side offender records search
  • Admin-side Screening Analytics
  • Cloud-based
  • HIPAA and CFR Part 2 compliant

 

 

Add-Ons-The following applications are available in addition to the SBIRT Suite:

 

Driving Behaviors Survey
FREE
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Substance Use Involvement Questionnaire
FREE
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Wellbeing Checkup
FREE
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Behavioral Health Risk Assessment
FREE
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About Radiant Behavioral

 

Radiant Behavioral is a boutique web development firm specializing in the behavioral health and wellbeing sectors. We leverage internet and mobile technology to help people achieve improved life-management skills in the areas of behavioral health, behavioral change, resilience, wellness, disease management, work-life balance, and day-to-day living.

 

Radiant licenses “private label” versions of its proprietary websites to local, regional and national companies and programs across a variety of industries. These companies and programs look to Radiant to bring an engaging and meaningful web-experience to their clients, patients, and constituents.

 

Our private label solutions are utilized by employee assistance programs (EAPS), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), addiction treatment centers, county-monitored DUI Program Providers, and coaching & counseling organizations and providers.

 

Radiant Behavioral’s parent company, Radiant Interactive Group, is a full-service web development firm with more than two decades of experience in developing, hosting and maintaining both on-premise and cloud-based mobile-optimized websites, web applications, relational databases and IOS and Android mobile apps.

 

Radiant Interactive Group has particular expertise in the development of enterprise-level, interactive health and wellness-related websites and tools requiring both HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 compliance.

 

Visit our corporate website: www.RadiantBehavioral.com

 

 

 

 

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Driving Behaviors Survey

 

The Driving Behaviors Survey is a client self-report survey consisting of 4 driving behavior scales: Safety Behaviors, Distractive Behaviors, Aggressive Behaviors, and Dangerous Behaviors. In all there are 30 items/questions. Each question is answered by the client twice; first to identify how the client characterizes his/her driving behaviors with NO alcohol and/or drugs in the client’s system; and second to identify how the client characterizes his/her driving behaviors WITH alcohol and/or drugs in the client’s system.

 

In addition to capturing valuable data comparing impaired to non-impaired driving behaviors, the survey also acts as a powerful educational tool to help clients recognize how their driving behaviors may change when under the influence, and what implications driving under the influence may portend.

Substance Use Involvement Questionnaire

 

The Substance Use Involvement Questionnaire consists of 11 true/false statements that directly correlate to DSM-5 criteria for determining the existence and severity of Substance Use Disorder. The responses are separated between alcohol use and drug use. However, the type of drug(s) used, if any, is not specified. Further interview of the client is recommended to determine drug type(s) when drug use is indicated.

 

According to DSM-5, the presence of at least 2 symptoms (the endorsement by the client of at least 2 of the statements as being true statements) indicates a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The severity of the SUD is defined as:

 

Mild: The presence of 2 to 3 symptoms (the endorsement by the client of at least 2 to 3 of the statements as being true statements)

 

Moderate: The presence of 4 to 5 symptoms (the endorsement by the client of at least 4 to 5 of the statements as being true statements)

 

Severe: The presence of 6 or more symptoms (the endorsement by the client of at least 6 of the statements as being true statements)

 

The Substance Use Inventory is recommended as a means to further confirm the existence and severity of SUD when the client has scored in the hazardous or dependent ranges on either the 10 item AUDIT or the ASSIST screeners.

Wellbeing Checkup

 

The Wellbeing Checkup is a “quality of life” measure which asks the client to rate his/her level of satisfaction across 4 life-domains. These 4 items map directly to SAMHSA’s 4 Dimensions of Recovery. Evidence indicates that having these four life-domains in balance exponentially enhance one’s prospects for sustained recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The 4 life-domains include:

 

  • Purpose (includes conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, charitable activities, family caretaking, or creative endeavors)
  • Connection to Others; Community (includes having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope. This may include a marriage or primary interpersonal relationship, family relationships, friendships, and professional or collegial relationships)
  • Health (includes overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, both physical and emotional; and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being)
  • Living Environment; Home (includes one’s, or one’s family’s ability to provide and maintain a stable, safe living environment for oneself and other family members, along with the basic necessities needed to foster and support ongoing, sustainable recovery)

 

The Wellbeing Checkup is recommended when the client has scored in the hazardous or dependent ranges on either the 10 item AUDIT or the ASSIST screeners. Understanding whether the client has these 4 dimensions of recovery in alignment or not, will inform courts, counties and DUI Program Providers alike as to the prospects for a particular client’s recovery from SUD.

Behavioral Health Risk Assessment

 

The Behavioral Health Risk Assessment (BHRA-10) assesses the client for 10 different behavioral health conditions. These conditions include:

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger Disorder
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic abuse)

 

To commence the assessment process using the BHRA-10, the client will answer 11 validated, evidenced-based pre-screen questions that take approximately 5 minutes to complete. In the event the client endorses one or more of the pre-screen questions, he/she will be redirected to a separate web-based intervention module for each condition that has been identified.

 

Each intervention module contains a validated, evidenced-based screening tool that will accurately measure the severity level of the condition in question.

 

The screening tools used are as follows:

  • Gambling
    (South Oaks Gambling Screener (SOGS)
  • Sex Addiction
    (SAST-R)
  • Eating Disorders
    (EAT-26)
  • Depression
    (PHQ-9)
  • Bi-polar Disorder
    (Goldberg Bipolar Screening Inventory)
  • Anxiety
    (GAD)
  • Anger Disorder
    (Dimensions of Anger Reactions)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Military Version
      (PCL-M)
    • Civilian Version
      (PCL-C)
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  • Panic Disorder
    (Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
  • Intimate Partner Violence
    (Weiss SJ, Ernst AA, Cham E, Nick TG. (2003). Development of a screen for ongoing intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 18, 131 -41)

 

The BHRA-10 is recommended when the client has scored in the hazardous or dependent ranges on either the 10 item AUDIT or the ASSIST screeners. Understanding whether the client is challenged by co-occurring conditions or not, will inform courts, counties and DUI Program Providers alike as to the prospects for a particular client’s recovery from SUD.

 

NOTE: The BHRA pre-screen questions can be toggled on or off to exclude any condition which may be deemed non-essential.