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Communities across the country are reeling from a historic increase of overdose deaths. 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 is expanding 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 25,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced it is opening a new clinic in Front Royal, VA on March 30th . Located at 315 West 10th St., Suite B, this new clinic joins a network of more than 70 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia and accepts Virginia Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Immediate appointments are available and individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to call: (540) 779-7639 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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 this, 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 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 Front Royal, we will stand with families, friends and neighbors who are struggling with addiction, giving them a place to turn.”
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 in security, 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 uses 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 70 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Spero Health is a national leader who has helped more than 25,000 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