In 2020 alone over 100,000 Americans fatally overdosed, a 29% increase from the prior year. In Virginia over half of the state’s cities reported an increase in deaths from the previous year, attributing to more overdose deaths than guns and motor vehicle accidents combined. Spero Health continues to expand addiction treatment services across the state 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 is opening a new clinic in Lebanon, VA on June 6th. Located at 619 West Main Street, this new clinic marks the 16th location Spero Health has opened in the state that joins a network of more than 80 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, West 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 Virginia Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans to ensure cost is not a barrier to treatment.
According to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office, fatal fentanyl and/or heroin overdoses increased 58.6 percent from 2019 to 2020, with 2021 numbers predicted to be even higher. Speaking about this, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, “The drug epidemic has had a significant impact on both large cities and small towns reaching all demographics, but areas in Central Appalachia have been hit particularly hard. Abuse of pain medication attributed to a sharp spike in overdose deaths in the Commonwealth over the past decade, but drug trends changed. As access to pain medication dried up synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, became the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States. The surge of deaths will only continue due to the spread of a street drug like fentanyl which is cheap and 50 times more potent than heroin. We are also seeing an alarming rise of Methamphetamine use as a commonly cited substance people are mixing with other substances leading to even more overdose deaths. The drug epidemic requires a comprehensive community response, and in Lebanon we are already working with partners and friends to ensure patients and their families have access to resources they need to make positive changes in their lives.”
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 80 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Spero Health is a national leader who has helped more than 30,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction and is in-network with Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.