Primary Care in a Recovery Friendly Environment

By May 26, 2020 Stepworks Connect

Stepworks Opens the Doors of the Region’s First Addiction Medical Home

“We understand that addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that requires persistence and perseverance by all. Sobriety is a journey – not a destination.”

– Dr. Tom Ingram, Chief Executive Officer of Stepworks and Medical Director of Intensive Health

At Stepworks, we realize that treatment within the walls of our residential recovery centers is just one of many paths to overcoming addiction. For some, the path of sobriety looks different — and for many, the management of their disease even after residential treatment requires a community of providers. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our services through Intensive Health by Stepworks.

Typically, the need for outpatient services forces patients to search for various providers to meet their needs and juggle a confusing schedule of numerous appointments at differing locations. With Intensive Health by Stepworks, we worked to build a highly skilled, addiction-knowledgeable team that can assist with all facets of outpatient care. Whether someone has been a Stepworks patient in the past or they are new to their recovery journey, our providers can incorporate primary care, medication-assisted treatment, chronic pain management, behavioral health care, prescription management, or even outpatient detox services into personalized treatment plans — and all of this at a single location.

“The people we serve are not just clients. That implies that they are simply paying us to provide a service. They are not only patients. That implies that they are defined solely by their medical problems. The people that we serve are our partners. We each have responsibilities that, together, work towards a common goal.”

– Dr. Ingram

In short, we are creating a place where people can seek and find the help that they desperately need. Intensive Health devotes itself to making sobriety a possibility for every person who walks through our doors.

“We are offering people the healthcare that they want, that speaks to them, that meets their needs and supports a lifetime of recovery.”

– Dr. Ingram

To learn more about the new Intensive Health by Stepworks and how we are helping people throughout Kentucky on their recovery journey, please visit