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Information on Drug Rehabilitation Covered by TRICARE & Military Insurance

Last updated on: Monday, 4 December 2023
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TRICARE health insurance offers numerous active-duty military and veteran treatment options. DRS provides an extensive list of substance use treatment programs that accept TRICARE health plans. With that, you can choose a state in the filter below in order to find a drug rehab program covered by TRICARE and military health insurance.

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List of Drug Rehabs Covered by TRICARE or Military Insurance

Here is access to our entire TRICARE or military insurance covered drug rehabilitation database. Please select a state. If you need help locating the right treatment for you, do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists.

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What is TRICARE Insurance?

TRICARE offers family and individual health insurance plans for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families. Coverage does include substance use treatment. The type of care depends on the health plan coverage.

Here’s what you need to know about drug rehabilitation covered by TRICARE:

  • Services covered by TRICARE: TRICARE covers detoxification, intensive outpatient programs, medication-assisted treatment, opioid treatment programs, partial hospitalization, residential substance use disorder treatment, and therapeutic services. The extent of coverage and what is covered depends on the plan.
  • Services excluded by TRICARE: TRICARE does not cover specific treatments, such as aversion therapy and unproven treatments.
  • Verifying what is covered: The best approach to verify what is covered is to contact your TRICARE provider or representative directly. They can explain the details of your plan.
  • The TRICARE provider network: The specific substance use treatment facilities covered will depend on the individual’s TRICARE plan and the facility’s participation in the TRICARE network. Most drug rehab centers list what health insurance plans they accept.

It’s always best to verify your benefits and understand your coverage before seeking treatment

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  • Who can use Tricare insurance?

    TRICARE is for active-duty service members, National Guard, Reserve members, retirees, and certain former spouses worldwide. Usually, individuals and family members of the abovementioned groups are eligible for Tricare coverage.

  • What substance use disorder treatment services does TRICARE insurance cover?

    TRICARE health insurance generally covers the following services:

    • Inpatient services (emergency and non-emergency)
    • Intensive outpatient programs
    • Management of withdrawal symptoms (Detoxification)
    • Medication-assisted treatment
    • Mental health therapeutic services
    • Office-based opioid treatment
    • Opioid treatment programs
    • Partial hospitalization programs
    • Residential substance use disorder treatment

    TRICARE does not cover Aversion Therapy or unproven treatments.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.