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Provisional data from Centers for Disease Control suggests the nation is on track to see at least 105,000 overdose deaths in 2021 – up from 93,000 the year before. In central Virginia overdose deaths doubled, joining communities across the nation reeling from a historic number of people dying. Spero Health is strengthening resources in the state with the opening of new addiction treatment clinics 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 30,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced the May 6th opening of a new clinic located in Chesapeake Virginia. This new clinic marks 12 locations that Spero Health has in state and joins a network of more than 75 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, and West Virginia. The Chesapeake, VA clinic is located at 4037 Taylor Road, Suite B. Spero Health is in network with Virginia 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 states resources so individuals have local access to addiction treatment services close to home. According to the Virginia Medical Examiners 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 drug trends and the deadly impact, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, “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 fentanylbecame the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States. In addition, 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. In these new communities, we want to be a solution to families, friends and neighbors who are struggling with addiction by giving them a place to turn offering immediate access to compassionate care. ”
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. ”
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 75 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.
For more information about Spero Health, please visit www.sperohealth.com.
Source: Spero Health