IHAT Institute

The In-Home Addiction Treatment Institute was born of the drive to raise the bar on the IHAT Model. Pushing to learn and do more for those working to recover from substance use.

We are shifting the paradigm to provide all individuals with addictions access to In-Home Addiction Treatment. We work to create the gold standard for educating and assessing In-Home Addiciton Treatment care providers. We explore and evaluate the most effective methods to deliver In-Home Addiction Treatment care.


Our Team

Sara Kaiser | Executive Director
Executive Director

Sara has worked within the IHAT model since 2015, both in direct-care and management. She brings experience in nursing, substance use disorder counseling, and...

Carrie Templeton | Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer

Carrie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. After graduation, Carrie spent many years...

Courtney MacNeill | Research Associate
Research Associate

Courtney MacNeill is a Licensed Master of Social Work who is passionate about clinical research. As a graduate of Quinnipiac University, Courtney is able...


In the past, I would return from treatment and fall back into the same old behaviors. The IHAT Model empowered me to be successful in my own home. It allowed me to walk through my challenges with support and enabled me to come out the other side with skills to cope with these challenges.

Hannah B,
IHAT Program Graduate

The IHAT Model training is an amazing foundation for evaluating and collaborating in the early stages of Recovery with a Client, then provide support services to those in any stage of Recovery. It helps you understand wellness and the integration into everyday living situations. IHAT puts the "Care" back into "Health Care" focusing on In-Home Addiction Treatment.

Rosemary Pickering,
LPN, IHAT Care Provider

200 people a day will die from the disease of addiction. For the first time in my 20 years of surveying, I feel as if that number will decrease after seeing your model.

Joint Commission Behavioral Health Surveyor

I’ve been both an educator and treatment provider in the past. Being able to combine my skills to empower IHAT Practitioners to serve people struggling with substance use disorder is incredibly fulfilling. The IHAT Institute gives me the tools I need to instill skills and confidence.

IHAT Trainer