Dave Philipps

November 29, 2016


CHARLESTON, S.C. - After three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, C. J. Hardin

wound up hiding from the world in a backwoods cabin in North Carolina.

Divorced, alcoholic and at times suicidal, he had tried almost all the

accepted treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder: psychotherapy, group

therapy and nearly a dozen different medications.


"Nothing worked for me, so I put aside the idea that I could get better,"

said Mr. Hardin, 37. "I just pretty much became a hermit in my cabin and

never went out."