Spero Health Responds to Record High Drug Overdose Rates with the Opening of a New Addiction Treatment Clinic in Richmond, Indiana

Last year an estimated 2,755 Hoosiers died from drug overdoses according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drug overdose deaths in Indiana, hit a record high for a second year in a row. Spero Health is strengthening resources in the state with the opening of new addiction treatment clinic to help meet the need for individuals to 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 the November 29th opening of a new clinic in Richmond, Indiana. This new clinic, located at 18 SW 5th joins a network of more than 95 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia. Spero Health is in network with Indiana Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans to ensure cost in not a barrier for individuals seeking help. 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.

Expansion efforts by Spero Health reflect a strong commitment to strengthen the regions resources so individuals have local access to addiction treatment services close to home. Indiana’s state overdose numbers follow national trends where deaths have reached historic levels with more than 100,000 deaths last year alone. Speaking about drug trends and the deadly impact, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, “Roughly 200 Americans die every day due to drug overdose, and it is simply unacceptable. The surge of deaths will only continue as drugs like fentanyl spread throughout our communities targeting our young people and families. This deadly drug is cheap and 50 times more potent than heroin, and often gets mixed in with other drugs and users unknowingly ingest it making it extremely dangerous. The drug epidemic requires a comprehensive community response, and in Richmond 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. We stay committed to bringing resources to more people in more places so communities have access to life-saving care as we live our Mission of Saving Lives, Instilling Hope and Restoring Relationships.”

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 judgment, 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.”