Back to School…Now What?

Back to School…Now What?

Back to School…Now What?


By Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC

Parents around the country are relieved, stressed or ambivalent about their children returning to school.  The past 2 years have led to irregular schedules for many families and a sense of chaos that has become somewhat normalized.  However, this month- school is back…how does this impact you?

For some parents, it is a welcome relief to have quieter days and time to work remotely or in person.  For others, it can feel like the house is eerily quiet and lifeless.  And still others may struggle to find structure for themselves with this sudden scheduling change.  

Now can be the time for those who have been waiting to focus on THEMSELVES for self-care and/or to address addictive behaviors that may have always been present or that escalated during the pandemic. However, it can be confusing to decide how and where to start this process in a safe and comprehensive manner.  

The In-Home Addiction Treatment (IHAT) model was designed to support clients with Substance Use Disorders to receive treatment in their homes and community.  This model provides the roadmap and resources that can otherwise be overwhelming to identify and coordinate.  The IHAT model also allows for treatment to be delivered in a hybrid of in person and remote that can accommodate even the most complicated schedules.  

For healthcare professionals, it may also be time for a shift in your career focus.  The addiction treatment field is ever-evolving and the IHAT Institute is available to train you in this innovative mode of carel in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and FL.  Isn’t it time to try something different?



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