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Northeast Tennessee municipalities use opioid abatement funds to finance life-changing recovery facility

Oct 12, 2023

A former prison work camp is giving a new lease on life to those in recovery in Northeast Tennessee.

The Northeast Tennessee Regional Recovery Center is the result of funds from 11 counties and cities obtained through the Baby Doe lawsuit settlement and aims to work with individuals, families, and recovery courts in the region to provide rehabilitation for addicts.

The municipalities of Elizabethton, Erwin, Kingsport, and Unicoi as well as Carter, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties contributed a portion or all of their opioid abatement funds from the settlement toward the new facility, which they hope will aid those in recovery throughout the region.

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