The members of our military sacrifice a lot to serve our great country. In many situations, these sacrifices leave them mentally, physically, and/or emotionally scarred. Active military service members and those who have been in combat are often more predisposed to drug and alcohol addiction than civilians.
Many suffer from mental and physical injuries that can seriously contribute to a life of drug abuse. They may also be having a difficult time coping with the stress after returning home from deployment. The mental and physical demands put on our military members can certainly contribute to substance abuse and addiction. According to the National Institutes of Health:
More than one in ten veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, slightly higher than the general population.
Luckily for the members of our military, Tri-Care health insurance does cover inpatient rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse if inpatient criteria for treatment are met. Certain guidelines need to be followed to determine if you need inpatient treatment for your substance abuse. The way to find out if you are covered by Tri-Care and if it is approved is to speak with a representative. In cases where you are in immediate medical danger, treatment will be provided to stabilize your condition given that it is medically necessary.
Does Tri-Care Health Insurance Cover Drug Treatment?
In addition to residential treatment, Tri-Care insurance also covers the cost of intensive outpatient rehabilitation. Generally, all insurance companies, are more willing to approve and pay for the cost of outpatient rehabilitation. This type of treatment is best for those who need treatment for substance abuse but do not necessarily need to be watched 24/7.
Sometimes outpatient treatment is the next step after an inpatient treatment program has been completed and is used as a way to integrate back into normal life. Other times, a person may choose outpatient treatment only if their case is not as severe. Luckily, Tri-Care health insurance covers drug treatment and our facility is certified by many providers to offer the highest quality of addiction care.
Recreate Life Counseling is Tri-Care Certified
Just like any other health insurance company, Tri-Care offers different healthcare coverage plans. For some Tri-Care plans, you can choose to receive care from an out-of-network provider, however, the costs are typically much higher than with a Tri-Care certified drug rehab while other plans only allow you to visit an in-network provider. For the best possible value of medical services, it is recommended from Tri-Care to visit a certified treatment facility.
Why are Military Members More Likely to Suffer from Substance Abuse?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that is very common among our US veterans and active-duty military. It happens because when a person experiences a life-threatening event during their deployment. PTSD can affect anyone but is most likely to occur after experiencing long-lasting and intense trauma, combat for example.
Common symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder can include reliving the experience, uncontrolled negative thoughts, and feelings, avoiding triggering situations, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and reckless drinking and doing drugs. Unfortunately, PTSD and addiction tend to go hand in hand. The stressful symptoms of PTSD can lead to someone using drugs or alcohol as a way to temporarily escape from the things they are feeling and going through.
Addiction isn’t an easy thing to face and it is detrimental to face them head-on. You do not have to face this on your own. Our admissions counselors and addiction professionals are available around the clock. We are ready to help you or a loved one overcome the disease of addiction. Now is the time to change your life. Let Recreate Life Counseling help you do it!