*****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*****
DATE: Friday, November 3, 2017
Director of Public Relations
205 Reidhurst Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Vertava Health Deploys 23 Mobile Crisis Units Across the United States
Call Center Operations Expanding
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (11/3/2017) – Vertava Health, a nationwide leader in treating substance use and mental health disorders, announces the deployment of 23 mobile crisis units across the United States. The team, which has been in the process of assembly over the past two months, was flown in for training this week at Home Campus following President Donald Trump’s Public Health Emergency declaration.
“Overdose deaths in the opioid epidemic are increasing at a rapid pace, and we need feet on the ground,” says Vertava Health Chief Marketing Officer Eric Mitchell. “It is a national disaster that requires meeting people in their areas. Regardless of public policy, our mission will always remain the same – to provide top-level treatment to those suffering from alcoholism, substance use disorder and mental health issues with a heart of compassion.”
The group traveled to Nashville on Wednesday, November 1 from Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida for a crash course in Vertava Health policy and procedure, collaboration, referral relations and public outreach. Once on the ground, the directors will be able to connect those seeking treatment with options in their area.
The group will report directly to Chief Marketing Officer Eric Mitchell.
Eric Mitchell, Chief Marketing Officer, Vertava Health
“We had been working on expanding our public outreach and after the President’s announcement we knew we had to take action and decided to bring everyone in at one time,” says Vertava Health CEO Brent Clements. “We had the training tools in place, and felt that it was something we needed to do to answer the nation’s call for help.”
Melissa Townes, National Director of Strategic Development, Vertava Health
Training for the group ends today. In addition to the new onsite units, Vertava Health’s Call Center has hired two additional Treatment Specialist teams in preparation for the expected increase in call volume.
MEET THE TEAM
PLEASE NOTE: WHILE CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED, ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES MUST BE DIRECTED TO ADDICTION CAMPUSES DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS BRIAN SULLIVAN AT [email protected] OR 901.949.7926
Fort Worth, Texas
(903) 348-3745 (mobile)
Fort Worth, Texas
East North Carolina
Greater Atlanta, Georgia Region
(985) 778-8631 (mobile)
(225) 235-4456 (mobile)
Jacques Wuichet (JW)
(816) 679-1866 mobile
Andrew McKenna, JD
(518) 269-8306 mobile
Krista Sweet, BS, CADC
(724) 614-2457 (mobile)
(601) 940-5831 (mobile)
South Atlantic Coast
Southern United States
To schedule an interview with Vertava Health, Turning Point, The Treehouse, Swift River, The Bluffs, CEO Brent Clements, CMO Eric Mitchell, National Director of Strategic Development Melissa Townes, or any of the representatives deploying, please contact Director of Public Relations Brian Sullivan directly at [email protected] or 901.949.7926.
United States Drug Facts
- Globally, there is an estimated minimum of 190,000 annual premature deaths from drugs, the majority attributable to the use of opioids (Source: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “2017 World Drug Report”)
- The United States accounts for approximately ¼ of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide, including overdose deaths, which continue to rise. Mostly driven by opioids, overdose deaths in the United States more than tripled during the period of 1999-2015, from 16,849 to 52,404 annually (Source: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “2017 World Drug Report”)
- In January 2017 the Centers for Disease Control estimated the number of people in the United States who had died from overdose in the 12 month period prior to January 2017 was 64,070 (Source: The Centers for Disease Control “Provisional Counts of Drug Overdose Deaths as of 8/6/2017”)
ABOUT ADDICTION CAMPUSES:
Vertava Health provides the most comprehensive addiction treatment program in the country by going beyond the standard 30-day plan and treating individuals struggling with addiction mentally and spiritually to break the cycle of repeated visits to treatment. Utilizing our campus environment, we have the depth of caring staff, industry experience and to recovery and create a life that’s worth living. Vertava Health’s admissions center is trained to assess and place the client into one of the Vertava Health treatment centers across the country within a 1-hour time frame. This speed in service delivery and thorough commitment to the client long term allows the person struggling with addiction to get quickly on the road to recovery. If you or someone you love is battling addiction, you can call our 24/7 helpline at 1.888.614.2251.