According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 20 million people were diagnosed with a substance use disorder in the past year and over 100,000 people died of drug overdose in 2021 making addiction a public health crisis. Spero Health continues to respond by expanding addiction treatment services in communities across the country, so more people have access to lifesaving care close to home.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., September 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 35,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced it is opening new clinics in Shively, KY, Columbia, TN and Abingdon, VA. the week of September 26th. These new clinics join a network of more than 85 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia. Immediate appointments are available and individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to call: 866-755-4258 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Spero Health is in network with state Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
The new Spero Health Clinics are located at:
Spero Health Shively, KY – 3934 Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Louisville, KY 40216
Spero Health Columbia, TN – 1407C Hatcher Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Spero Health Abingdon, VA – 312 Cummings Street, Suite A, Abingdon, VA 24210
According to the Centers for Disease Control, deaths from drug overdose have topped over a million since the Center began collecting data. Speaking about this, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, "These historic numbers have had an overwhelming impact on both large cities and small towns reaching all demographics, but certain communities have been hit particularly hard. In recent years, most overdose deaths have involved illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, as well as cocaine and methamphetamines. Fentanyl has become one of the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States, it is 50 times more potent than heroin and is extremely deadly. The surge of deaths will continue until our communities have more resources for a comprehensive response. In the past there has been a gap in access to addiction treatment services and we are working hard to expand services so more people in more places have access to lifesaving care close to home."
Spero Health strives to meet people where they are by offering a community-based approach to treatment utilizing an innovative and evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof. Going into more details about the services patients can expect to receive at Spero Health, David Hayden, Senior VP of Clinical Services said, "Often times people don’t know where to turn or are afraid of judgement, and we want everyone to know that recovery is possible. Spero Health’s goal is to engage patients where they are in their journey and personalize the program to meet their specific needs so they can stabilize allowing for interventions to support sustained recovery efforts. Patients will have weekly access to a physician or nurse practitioner, counseling and recovery support services that help link them back to the community to address other issues such as housing, food insecurity, employment and much more."
About Spero Health
Spero Health, Inc., is an integrated healthcare services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance use disorders with a mission to "Save Lives, Instill Hope, and Restore Relationships." Spero Health utilizes an innovative evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral healthcare services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated care model combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management and patient and family education. Its community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue working and caring for their families as they overcome addiction.
Based in Nashville, Tenn. and privately held by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates more than 85 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Spero Health is a national leader who has helped more than 35,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com
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