A program started by Cullman County veterans to help other veterans get treatment for post-traumatic stress is getting a boost from the state of Alabama.

The state is providing $200,000 for veterans in a nine-county area to get stellate ganglion block procedures. Cullman County’s VFW is the only post in the nation known to have a program that covers the cost of veterans receiving the treatment, and Alabama is now the only state to fund the program.

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