KET Kentucky Heath feature

By March 7, 2023 Stepworks Connect

Joyce Johnson is the Outpatient Clinical Services Director at Intensive Health by Stepworks. She was featured on KET’s Kentucky Health television program to discuss Kentucky’s battle against substance use disorder. Here’s what she had to say:

“From education to location, addiction knows no bounds. Ninety-four percent of those who struggle with substances aren’t getting the help they need. This is a serious issue in our state.” 

Joyce shared the Stepworks approach, including how we… 

  • walk with patients
  • honor each patient’s life narrative
  • view addiction as a brain disease
  • develop real-life recovery solutions 
  • extend grace and forgiveness

Stepworks is building a high-quality network of treatment resources to help Kentucky wage this fight.