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A new Tenn.-based treatment program has been created for returning military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related issues, such as alcohol and drug abuse, with the ultimate goal to provide a model for recovery centers throughout the country.
The new pilot program, Healing Those Who Serve, was created to raise funding and awareness in response to the rising number of war veterans who suffer from PTSD, said officials. The monies raised will create scholarships to fund veterans in need of PTSD treatment for the recommended 60-to-90-day stay. Fundraising efforts are slated to start in February.
The program will be implemented …