Spero Health Announces Opening of Williamsburg, KY Addiction Treatment Clinic as Kentucky Continues to See an Increase in Overdose Deaths

Communities across the country are reeling from a historic increase of overdose deaths. The provisional data from 2021 translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death every 5 minutes. More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, with Kentucky at a 13.55% increase in deaths due to drugs during that timeframe. Spero Health, an addiction treatment organization with a large footprint of clinics throughout the state, adds another clinic in Williamsburg to help meet the need for communities to have access to lifesaving care close to home.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--()--Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 30,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, just announced it has opened a new clinic in Williamsburg, KY on May 23rd. Located at 225 North 3rd Street, this new clinic joins a network of more than 80 Spero Health locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia and accepts Kentucky Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. 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.

The Williamsburg opening comes as the organization looks to fill gaps in areas within the state that are underserved. Speaking about this, CEO of Spero Health Steve Priest said, “Kentucky has always unfortunately been a leader in drug overdose death rates. The pandemic 3 years ago started a ripple effect in our communities, people struggled with job loss, lack of social supports and psychological issues, all of which made an already life-threatening situation even worse. We continue to hear stories every day from those in short- and long-term recovery who relapsed because of increased stress in their lives. Now more than ever communities need to have local, affordable access to life-saving addiction treatment options, and we are working very hard to continue to make that happen,” said Priest. “The drug epidemic requires a comprehensive community response and in Williamsburg, 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 judgement, 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 80 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.

Contacts

Ginger Jackson
Spero Health
ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com
(859) 209-2296

Contacts

Ginger Jackson
Spero Health
ginger.jackson@sperohealth.com
(859) 209-2296