More than 93,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2020, a 29% increase from the prior year. The Ohio drug problem has reached an all-time high where heroin use increased 35 percent in just a few months and over 500 Ohioans died from overdose in a single month.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., November 30, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 25,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, announced today it will open a new outpatient clinic in Lancaster, OH. Located at 1540 East Main Street, they will begin seeing patients on Thursday, December 2nd, offering a combination of in-person and telehealth visits. Responding to the growing demand for local, affordable, and comprehensive addiction treatment services, Spero Health has over 65 clinics throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana and is in network with Ohio Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Individuals who need addiction treatment services are encouraged to walk-in for help or call: 740-212-8137 for more information or to schedule an immediate appointment.
"Overdose deaths in Ohio and the United States set a new record in 2020, and unintentional drug overdose is now one of the leading causes of injury death surpassing motor vehicle crashes. Fairfield County has been hit extremely hard over the years by the drug epidemic and the recent numbers highlight the impact the pandemic had on communities in crises. Cheap access to deadly drugs like Heroin and Fentanyl have dealt our communities a devastating blow causing many to lose their life. In addition to overdose, we continue to hear stories from those in short- and long-term recovery who experienced relapse because of changes in their life. It is critical people have local resources and quick access to addiction treatment services, now more than ever, it’s simply a matter of life and death" said Steve Priest, CEO of Spero Health. At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers.
Spero Health utilizes an innovative 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, "Uncertainty and disruptions in daily life are still hitting those with substance use disorder particularly hard, 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. We want to make it as easy as possible for patients to get the help they need that’s both affordable and close to home."
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 almost 65 outpatient clinics located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, 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
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