TRICARE insurance offers coverage specifically to military veterans and their families. The provider offers a robust and multi tiered menu of plans, including specialized programs for things like autism, oncology, mental health, reproductive health, and substance use disorder. TRICARE has emerged as a critical resource for many active and reserve military. This population faces a unique risk of trauma and resultant substance use disorder based on the unique nature of their service experience and combat exposure and needs resources that can adequately and effectively meet their care needs. TRICARE has emerged as a benefit for hundreds of thousands of active and reserve members and their families around the world.
Addiction and the Military: A Grim Picture
Alcohol and drug addiction continue to be a pervasive public health issue among our nation’s military. This is especially true for retired military veterans. Data from the United States Department of Veterans indicates that more than one in ten veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, a figure that outpaces that general population. Additionally, many struggle with additional mental health issues that can expose their families to danger and trauma causing them to cope with drugs or alcohol. TRICARE offers accessible and affordable ongoing care to military veterans as they struggle to transition to life after service, as well as their families.
Determining Eligibility for TRICARE
In order to avail yourself of TRICARE coverage, you or your loved one must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Military members are already enrolled in DEERS, but must register family members separately on their own. You can do this by going to a local ID card office or by setting up an appointment online. Once you’re enrolled, contact one of our representatives so we can help you find a rehab that accepts TRICARE in your area. You don’t have to battle addiction on your own. You looked out for our country; now let us do what we can to look out for you.
If you are a veteran or in active duty in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard or National Guard then the followings treatment centers in Connecticut will be able to accept your Tricare insurance.
Tricare Drug Rehab Centers in Connecticut, United States
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Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Connecticut is one of the many states that has laid bare the scope and severity of the opioid epidemic in recent years. A problem once thought to exist primarily among lower-income minority communities, the drug addiction landscape in Connecticut (a largely white collection of affluent suburban communities) showed that substance use was a national issue; not a regional or cultural one. In 2020, there were 1,359 accidental intoxication deaths in the state (Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 2021). There was a 13.3 percent increase in drug overdose deaths by December 2020, compared to 2019. The average percentage of fentanyl-involved deaths was 85 percent.
Substance Abuse Treatment Resources in Connecticut
In an effort to address the tragic, alarming, escalating substance use and addiction crisis within its borders, the state of Connecticut has dramatically increased its rehab and treatment resources over the past 10 years. The state’s vision and core values when it comes to helping those battling addiction include “a recovery system of high-quality behavioral health care that will offer Connecticut residents choices from among an array of accessible services and supports that will be effective in addressing their health concerns. “ This means they strive for inclusiveness, cultural awareness, and providing resources for the underserved.
Which Type of CT Rehab Center Is Right for Me?
Connecticut offers all types of rehab centers, from inpatient/residential to outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) to long-term and partial-hospitalization programs (PHPs). They also offer programs that take Medicare and Medicaid for patients of advanced age or with limited means. If you or your loved one are making the courageous and proactive decision to start treatment, you deserve informed guidance on your journey to recovery. Let our representatives find the perfect rehab center for your care needs, lifestyle, and budget. You don’t have to do this alone. We’re ready to help you.