Get Effective Help for Drinking Covered Using Military Insurance
Picture this. You are teetering on the edge of a high cliff. Each tiny step could mean a steep drop into a canyon below. The eroded soil threatens to give way, plunging you into the canyon. Yet, there’s a narrow but certain path. It calls you away from the cliff’s edge towards the sanctuary of recovery and mental wellness. Does this metaphor describe your alcohol addiction?
You realize you need help but are unsure how to get it. Who do you call? What’s involved in rehab? How can you pay for it? Does TRICARE cover alcohol rehab? These questions swirl in your mind. But your inner voice tells you the truth. It’s time to seek a professional guide away from that ledge.
Icarus Behavioral Health Nevada is an evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab facility. Our location is in the Las Vegas area. We are near both Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada. We’re also a short drive from several other military complexes. Here, you get to work with a top treatment provider while using your TRICARE benefits.
Please read on. We’ll answer all those swirling questions and guide you in the next steps. You or your family member covered bu TRICARE can be free of alcohol abuse with support at Icarus Nevada!
About Your TRICARE Insurance Plan
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) helps ensure that military members and their families can access the treatment programs they need.
Here’s an overview of the different health plans offered by TRICARE:
- TRICARE Prime: This managed-care plan is available in their prime service areas.
- TRICARE Prime Remote: For those in rural or remote areas in the U.S.
- TRICARE Prime Overseas: Specifically for military personnel or families in prime areas overseas.
- TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas: For military members in rural or remote overseas locations.
- TRICARE Select: A preferred, worldwide provider option.
- TRICARE Select Overseas: An overseas variant of the TRICARE Select plan.
- TRICARE For Life: Supplemental coverage for Medicare Part A and B beneficiaries for retired military members.
- TRICARE Reserve Select: A premium-based plan for qualified Reservists.
- TRICARE Retired Reserve: Coverage for retired Reserve members and their families.
- TRICARE Young Adult: An option for adult children aged out of regular TRICARE coverage.
- US Family Health Plan: An additional TRICARE Prime option available in select locations in the U.S.
Each of these plans supports specific needs and circumstances. Plus, each offers coverage depending on location, eligibility, and military status.
TRICARE Insurance and Addiction Treatment
You might need additional information to decide your next move toward receiving treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. A good starting point is understanding how TRICARE insurance benefits support addiction treatment. TRICARE coverage means you can have a healthier, alcohol-free life.
Understanding Your Coverage for Alcohol Rehab
TRICARE’s commitment to mental health and substance abuse treatment shows that they truly do understand addiction. As a client under Tricare, you can access many resources to meet your needs.
The health insurance coverage coverage typically includes access to the following mental health treatments:
- Medically-supervised drug and alcohol detox
- Psychological testing
- Inpatient services
- Outpatient treatment
- Individual therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Group therapy
- Family counseling.
Each of the above represents key parts of the recovery process. However, what TRICARE approves can vary. They look at your plan type and the level of care necessary.
TRICARE Coverage and Mental Health
TRICARE health plans and benefits acknowledge how mental health and substance abuse are often tied together. Look back at our metaphor from earlier. You’re standing back on that ledge. Finding the trail away from the canyon’s rim is addiction treatment. But figuring out why you put yourself in such a frightening spot is the mental health component.
TRICARE may cover certain services for both the substance addiction and the mental health challenges that often accompany it. You’ll find a large network of in-network and non-network providers
Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse Treatment
Dual diagnosis is when a client simultaneously has a mental health disorder plus a substance use disorder. This condition can complicate treatment because of how each interacts with each other.
Both must receive care to achieve the goal of long-lasting recovery. Treating one would be like leading you away from the edge of that cliff without giving you a trail map to leave the forest altogether.
How common is this?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, states that 9.2 million Americans experience this exact scenario.
What Mental Illnesses Occur With Substance Abuse?
Working with our country’s military heroes and their families is our privilege. Icarus Behavioral Health can address numerous mental illnesses. However, we recognize that military life presents challenges unknown to anyone outside military circles.
Military personnel must cope with combat stress and being separated from their families while on active duty. They may also struggle with reintegration into civilian life after leaving duty.
Families cope with similar stresses. Children and spouses face holidays without a loved one. Moves from one base to another means they may sometimes feel set adrift.
Besides substance abuse disorders, some of the most common mental illnesses we treat in military families include the following:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
Many clients are surprised to receive this other diagnosis. Clients often don’t realize that drinking is self-medication.
The Scope of TRICARE’s Mental Health Coverage
TRICARE’s approach to mental health is holistic. They know a full recovery from alcohol addiction is not just about treating the physical dependency. It’s also about healing the mind.
They cover a broad scope of services to address a range of mental health conditions that might co-exist with alcohol addiction.
Treatment Options: Inpatient Rehab vs. Outpatient Treatment
Healing an alcohol addiction involves making good decisions about the type of treatment. TRICARE offers insurance coverage for inpatient rehab and outpatient treatment as well. Each has unique features and benefits.
Does TRICARE Cover Inpatient Rehab?
Inpatient rehab, or residential treatment, offers an immersive environment. In that setting, you can focus entirely on recovery. It truly frees you from the distractions and triggers of daily life.
Inpatient rehab means you stay at a treatment facility for a pre-set period. TRICARE can approve this time from a few weeks to several months, depending on your needs.
Impatient care is ideal if you require round-the-clock support. It’s incredibly useful in the earliest days of recovery. That’s when withdrawal symptoms can be at their most intense. The structured inpatient rehab environment provides a safe space to withdraw. Thus, you begin your healing.
An Example of Inpatient Treatment at Icarus for a Military Member
Jo served time on active duty and had nightmares after seeing some horrible things. She realized drinking herself to sleep quieted her mind. She developed an intense alcohol addiction. When she tried to quit, she got the tremors. Things got so bad she had even considered ending her life. Friends begged her to check out treatment centers for assistance.
When Jo went to detox at Icarus Behavioral Health, she learned that she had a diagnosis that explained her drinking problem – PTSD. She learned coping techniques to deal with the flashes of bad memories. And the doctor prescribed a safe medicine to quiet her mind. After several weeks of inpatient care, she was able to manage the PTSD and trauma more readily. Calming her mind made it much easier to quit drinking. She was thankful their TRICARE health plan covered retired service members like herself.
Are Intensive Outpatient Programs Covered by Tricare?
Outpatient rehab or partial hospitalization programs offer different advantages. An outpatient treatment option is less intensive than an inpatient. It’s suitable if you have work, school, or family commitments that require your presence. Outpatient programs can vary in intensity, from a few hours per week to several hours daily.
Outpatient rehab gives you a particular advantage. You get to apply the skills you learn in treatment to real life immediately. It also allows for daily support from your family members, which can be key in maintaining long-term recovery.
An Example of Outpatient Treatment for a Military Member:
Ron’s wife was on Air Force deployment. He was dealing with his job, missing his wife, and parenting all alone. His kids missed their mom – they became a real handful. The anxiety was too much to bear. Ron’s doctor prescribed a pill to calm his anxiety and also advised Ron that he should seek a support group for military spouses. Ron took the prescription but never sought other support. When the doctor refused to supply more pills, Ron started hopping from one online doctor to the next to get his prescription filled.
Ron feared getting caught and knew deep down that he needed help to quit. He found an intensive outpatient rehab. He took a leave of absence from work, attending therapy daily and caring for his children at night. It was the right level of coverage. The team at Icarus Behavioral Health helped him with some tools to manage his anxiety and helped him safely get off of the pills.
Icarus Nevada Supports Succesful Recovery for TRICARE Clients
Making sense of TRICARE can be confusing. Policies are rife with buzzwords. But don’t worry.
Our team can help, here’s how:
- Contact Us: Reach out to us for free and confidential assistance. You can do this via phone or our website’s contact form.
- Share Basic Information: Provide us with some basic details about yourself. The needed information includes your name, contact information, TRICARE insurance plan, and policy number.
- Let Our Team Work for You: Our dedicated representatives will start working on your behalf once we have your information. We’ll report back to you with our findings after we speak with the TRICARE representative. You will know about any out-of-pocket medical costs and what you need for prior authorization. You’ll have all the information – so you can decide what medical program suits your needs.
Reaching out for help is courageous. It’s a strong first step toward your recovery.
Icarus in Nevada: Proven Treatment Programs for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
If you or your loved one is in the uniformed services, we are honored to help you and gladly accept TRICARE. We have treated service members from Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, and beyond.
And we are confident we’re your solution for a clean and sober life. Connect with us today to get started with effective, evidence-based programs for recovery!