After the sale of Stepworks, Dr. Tom Ingram pursued a new and innovative model of addiction care called Recovering(me). This online platform of service provides a comprehensive addiction education that helps addiction patients understand their disease and develop effective recovery strategies. Recovering(me) is currently used in a number of drug court programs, Suboxone clinics, and state prison systems.
In the same year that Stepworks of London opened its doors, Dr. Tom Ingram created Intensive Health, an integrated Primary Care & Behavioral Healthcare outpatient facility in Elizabethtown.
The purpose of Intensive Health is to provide integrated physical and behavioral health treatment to the five percent of health populations deemed “high utilizers.” This small component of patient populations has been shown by research to represent 50 percent of total healthcare costs.
Dr. Ingram’s Intensive Health service aims to bring down healthcare costs and improve treatment outcomes with a treatment model intended to increase patient compliance in a population that normally has low compliance rates. Dr. Ingram’s experience in addiction medicine has proved useful in this endeavor: over half of patients treated at Intensive Health have had substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders.
Recently Dr. Tom Ingram has begun offering seminars on the topic of understanding and treating addiction as a brain disease. He gave a presentation of this material at the 2015 Kentucky Opioid Summit and at the Substance Abuse in the Workplace forum in Danville, KY. He is currently available for seminar bookings upon request (see form below).