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 in more places have access to lifesaving care close to home.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(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 Richlands, VA, Princeton, WV and Connersville, IN starting the weeks of December 12th and 19th. These new clinics join a network of more than 95 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 Richlands, VA – 1825 Front Street, Suite 103A, Richlands, VA 24641
- Spero Health Connersville, IN – 531 North Central Avenue, Suite 6, Connersville, IN 47331
- Spero Health Princeton, WV – 150 Courthouse Road, Suite 101C, Princeton, WV 24740
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. Families will be destroyed, and deaths will continue until our communities are equipped with more resources so individuals can quickly access lifesaving services close to home. We know that the window to seek help when individuals are in active addiction can be small, and we stand ready in these communities to be there when someone needs us.”
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.”