A new outpatient treatment center has opened in Dickson County in order to battle Tennessee’s growing opioid crisis.
Spero Health announced the opening of its Dickson clinic in a press release on Sunday.
It is the CARF-accredited organization’s 27th clinic and part of plans to expand into Tennessee.
“Thousands of patients have turned to Spero Health for help as they begin their recovery journey, and we believe it is critical for Dickson and the surrounding area to have access to local, affordable, high-quality care,” Spero Health CEO Steve Priest said.
“Our approach is designed to provide rapid access to care in order to treat this chronic disease, making it possible to see patients the very same day they seek treatment. Individuals need a local option so they can remain in their communities developing life skills in order to continue working and caring for their families.”
Spero Health decided to open its newest clinic in Dickson in response to a high demand of addiction treatment in the area.
Overdose related deaths continued to rise for the sixth consecutive year with more Tennesseans dying from drug overdose than automobile accidents in 2018, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.
Death totals continued to rise in recent years due to the growth of fentanyl and heroin use.
“The deepening of the drug crisis cannot be fought alone as more people are interchanging their drug of choice, and in some cases, mixing multiple substances together fueling this epidemic. Spero Health’s goal is to engage patients where they are in their journey and personalize a comprehensive program to meet their specific needs so they can stabilize, allowing for interventions to support sustained recovery efforts. We are committed to becoming a community healthcare partner in Dickson so that individuals and their families have a place to turn for help, for hope and for healing.” Priest added.
The Dickson Spero Health Clinic is located at 118 U.S. 70.
The clinic began taking new patients on Wednesday, July 24.
Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk-in or call (615)-560-7001 for more information.