Spero Health, which specializes in local, affordable, outpatient care for individuals suffering from substance abuse, is continuing its expansion in the Buckeye State.
Two new clinics have been opened in Lima and in Marion. These join more than 40 other locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana caring for 7,500 patients each month.
“Drug overdose deaths have risen steadily through the pandemic because more people are isolated and feeling vulnerable right now. It is critical our communities have resources and access to addiction treatment services, now more than ever,” said Steve Priest, CEO of Spero Health. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 2019 was the worst year on record for drug overdose deaths and 2020 is shaping up to be even worse.
Unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio rose about 7% in 2019 after a slight dip in 2018. Records show that more than 4,000 Ohioans died from drug overdose in 2019. “We are in the middle of an epidemic within a pandemic and Spero Health is committed to bringing all available resources to Lima and Marion in order to provide local, affordable and comprehensive care to those who need it,” said Priest.
According to the company, 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.
Both Mansfield and Findlay are expected to see Spero Healh locations open in the coming weeks. The Spero Health website already lists a Mansfield location at 270 Lexington Avenue.
Source: Spero Health, LLC