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  1. Duane Slone

    I am a Circuit Court judge and Drug Recovery Court judge for the 4th Judicial District of the State of Tennessee. Our judicial district includes Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. East Tennessee, where we are located, has one of the most severe opiate addiction problems in the nation. The number of children born with Controlled Substance Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is extremely high as well. We have created a not for profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization to assist with the mission of our Drug Recovery Court as well as to assist our general population with treatment and access to services. We have purchased a home on 18 acres of land to house, for now, women who are drug addicted. We give priority to pregnant women who are drug addicted. Since the home opened in February of 2014 we have had 5 babies born without suffering from NAS. Our moms and their babies are doing very well. Although we are in a rural area we provide 6 of only 18 beds available to drug addicted pregnant women in the Knoxville, Tennessee region and, to the best of my knowledge, all of East Tennessee. We want to increase our capacity to serve more of these ladies and their families in our communities. I would greatly appreciate any guidance that you or a partner might provide to assist us in that endeavor. I applaud you for your very worthwhile endeavor! Thank you!

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