Hope by the Sea is pleased to announce that we now accept TRICARE insurance! Formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), TRICARE is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System, providing civilian health benefits for U.S Armed Forces military personnel, retirees, and their dependents (usually up to the age of 26).
Addiction and other forms of mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, affect a significant number of enlistees and veterans. Without proper treatment, recovery is unlikely due to the complex nature of mental illness. What’s more, people struggling with untreated post-traumatic stress are at a heightened risk of self-medicating with drugs and alcohol; over time, this behavior can lead to dependence, addiction, and substance use worsens the symptoms of the PTSD.
In fact, post-traumatic stress disorder is one of the more common co-occurring psychological illnesses that accompany addiction. It is absolutely vital that both the use disorder and dual diagnosis receive simultaneous treatment.
Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Takes Time
Evidence-based co-occurring disorder treatment is an involved process that can take several months. Naturally, getting the care you need can be a serious financial undertaking, so most people rely on their insurance to help cover some of the cost. Mental health services coverage will vary depending on which plan you have, but TRICARE coverage for treatment can include:
- Mental Health Services
- Medical Detoxification
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Residential treatment, provided that substance use disorder isn’t the primary diagnosis.
Here is a short video that outlines the TRICARE Mental Health Benefits:
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Understanding your TRICARE benefits may prove challenging for you and your loved ones. We can assist you in determining the limitations of your TRICARE coverage; please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to advocate on your behalf.