Communities across the country are reeling from a historic increase of overdose deaths. The provisional data from 2021 translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death every 5 minutes. More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, with Kentucky at a 13.55% increase in deaths due to drugs during that timeframe. Spero Health, an addiction treatment organization with a large footprint of clinics throughout the state, adds another clinic in Williamsburg to help meet the need for communities to have access to lifesaving care close to home.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 30,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced it has opened a new clinic in Williamsburg, KY on May 23rd. Located at 225 North 3rd Street, this new clinic joins a network of more than 80 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia and accepts Kentucky Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. 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.
The Williamsburg opening comes as the organization looks to fill gaps in areas within the state that are underserved. Speaking about this, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, “Kentucky has always unfortunately been a leader in drug overdose death rates. The pandemic 3 years ago started a ripple effect in our communities, people struggled with job loss, lack of social supports and psychological issues, all of which made an already life-threatening situation even worse. We continue to hear stories every day from those in short- and long-term recovery who relapsed because of increased stress in their lives. Now more than ever communities need to have local, affordable access to life-saving addiction treatment options, and we are working very hard to continue to make that happen,” said Priest. “The drug epidemic requires a comprehensive community response and in Williamsburg, we will stand with families, friends and neighbors who are struggling with addiction, giving them a place to turn.”