Stepworks: Our Story
The First Facility
The Stepworks story begins with a small team in a small town over a decade ago. Our mission was simple: to help people recover from addiction. We developed a philosophy of treatment that emphasized the individual instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. We rejected the idea that addiction is a sign of moral failure. Instead, we understand it as a disease that affects all aspects of one’s life. We helped families understand what addiction is and how to work through it together. We helped everyone who came through our doors understand one simple idea: wherever addiction has led you, there is hope.
We feel privileged to be a part of the recovery community, and we love hearing from former clients, sponsors, and referrers!
Original Facility Sold to Pinnacle
On February 28, 2013, the Stepworks facility in Elizabethtown was sold to Pinnacle Treatment Centers. The former facility in its original location now operates under the name Recovery Works and is not associated with Stepworks Recovery Centers’ owners, staff, or treatment philosophy.
Stepworks of London
Two years after the closing of the original Elizabethtown facility, Stepworks returned to the Kentucky addiction treatment community with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility in London, KY. This marked a new phase of Stepworks’ mission to bring a strong level of addiction care to different parts of the state. With a heightened need for treatment facilities brought on by the development of the national opioid crisis, Stepworks was able to reflect on its previous decade of treatment success so that its relaunch in London would set an even higher standard for treatment. In less than a year of operation, Stepworks of London achieved accreditation from CARF International in recognition of its commitment to quality care.
Stepworks of Elizabethtown
Once Stepworks received international accreditation for its services, the team set to work on expanding to more areas of the state in need of treatment options. Its next destination was Elizabethtown, where the company had originally made its start. Stepworks of Elizabethtown opened in August 2016 and quickly replicated the model of treatment established in London.
At Stepworks of Elizabethtown, the company developed an additional program that served recent hospital patients who needed addiction treatment as well as nursing care to administer antibiotic medications through the intravenous PICC lines they received while hospitalized. Stepworks continues to work with hospital systems to provide this service to their patients who need and benefit from the combination of antibiotic treatment and substance use treatment. Read more about our PICC Line Program.
Stepworks of Bowling Green and beyond
With two facilities established to provide Stepworks’ evidence-based model of treatment, the company is continuing with plans to reach more areas of the state where people are suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. The most recent facility opening was Stepworks of Bowling Green in August 2017. Stepworks also continues to innovate in the field of addiction treatment services and recovery technologies.
Those who join the Stepworks family as clients, staff members, or partners quickly see that the Stepworks Story has many more chapters left. We hope you stick with us in our journey to a better state of recovery!