Google’s sister company is partnering with a local health care provider in Ohio to back a treatment facility for those affected by the opioid epidemic.
Verily, an experimental health care spin-off from Alphabet, said in a blog post on Wednesday that it will help launch OneFifteen in Dayton, Ohio. The facility will take a tech-focused approach to treating individuals with substance-abuse disorders.
“OneFifteen, and its team of community partners, will strive to provide treatments that offer sustained recovery and a path forward to the many who are fighting to manage their addiction,” Verily said in a blog post.
Ohio is among the states most affected by the opioid crisis, ranking in the top five for states in terms of opioid-related deaths, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The facility will start seeing patients this spring, the Tribune reported, while a full campus is expected to be completed in 2020.
Verily will partner with Samaritan Behavioral Health on the project, as well as Kettering Health Network, the Tribune reported.
The opioid treatment facility marks the latest foray into health services for Verily. The company undertook an effort last year to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases around the world, starting with Fresno, Calif.