As Illegal Fentanyl Fuels Drug Crises, Spero Health Brings Life-Saving Addiction Treatment to Wheelersburg, OH

BRENTWOOD, TN.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spero Health, a national leader that has helped more than 30,000 patients on their path to stable addiction recovery, just announced that it is opening a new clinic in Wheelersburg, OH on July 6th. Located at 8328 Ohio River Road, this new clinic joins a network of more than 80 Spero Health locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia and West Virginia. Immediate appointments are available and people in need of addiction treatment services are encouraged to call: 866-755-4258 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Spero Health is in network with Ohio Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans to ensure that cost is not a barrier to treatment.

Drug overdose deaths have exceeded a million in the United States in the past 20 years. Overdose deaths in Ohio and the United States set a record in 2020, and unintentional drug overdose is now one of the leading causes of injury death, overtaking motor vehicle crashes. Speaking about this, Spero Health CEO Steve Priest said: “The drug epidemic has had a significant impact on both big cities and small towns, reaching all demographics. While Ohio has shown promise in slowing its drug epidemic in 2021, recent data shows that drug trends are moving in the wrong direction. The increase in deaths that ravage communities will only continue due to the proliferation of street drugs like fentanyl, which is cheap and 50 times more potent than heroin. There is also an alarming increase in the use of methamphetamine, which people mix with other substances, leading to even more overdose deaths. The drug epidemic requires a whole-of-community response, and in Wheelersburg we are already working with partners and friends to ensure that patients and their families have access to the resources they need to make positive changes in their lives. In the coming months and years, we are committed to bringing resources to more people in more places so that communities can access life-saving care as we fulfill our mission to save lives, inspire hope and restore relationships.”

Spero Health strives to meet people where they are by offering a community-based approach to treatment using an innovative and evidence-based integrated care model that combines both physical and behavioral health services under one roof. Elaborating on the services patients can expect to receive at Spero Health, David Hayden, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services said, “Oftentimes 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 customize the program to meet their specific needs so they can stabilize, allowing for interventions to support long-term recovery efforts. Patients will have weekly access to a doctor or nurse, counseling services and recovery support that will help connect them back to the community to address other issues such as housing, food insecurity, employment and more.

About Spero Health

Spero Health, Inc. is an integrated health services organization specializing in local and affordable outpatient care for individuals with substance use disorders, with a mission to “Save lives, inspire hope and restore relationships.” Spero Health uses an innovative, evidence-based integrated care model that combines physical and behavioral health services under one roof to treat the whole patient. This integrated model of care combines physician services (including medication-assisted treatment), behavioral health counseling, recovery support services, medication management, and patient and family education. His community-based approach to treatment allows patients to continue to work and care for their families while overcoming addiction.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee and privately owned by Heritage Group, Health Velocity Capital, South Central, Inc. and Frist Cressey Ventures, Spero Health operates more than 80 outpatient clinics located in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Spero Health is a national leader that has helped more than 30,000 patients on their path to stable addiction recovery 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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