A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Treatment Options for Military Personnel

Military Healthcare

Once a person joins the military they will receive health and dental care for themselves and for their family. Military men and women who fight overseas undergo a multitude of stress which can lead to mental illnesses as well as drug and alcohol abuse.

Prescription drug abuse and alcohol abuse have both increased throughout the years with military personnel. In addition, alcohol abuse and drug usage is commonly found linked to military personal who are suffering from a mental illness.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, mental illness within the military is a major concern. Clinicians have found that around 40 percent of stationed soldiers and 20 percent of active soldiers are requiring mental health treatment. It has also been identified that drug and alcohol is commonly seen in military personnel who are suffering from mental health problems and is seen in a large portion of suicide deaths and suicide attempts in the military.

Treatment Options

military addiction treatment

Special health care provided to military personnel covers mental health and addiction treatment.

Military personal can access numerous treatment options through their health care coverage. TRICARE is the health insurance provider that military personnel are under and they offer mental health care and depending on the coverage should cover expenses for outpatient drug or alcohol treatment.

If an individual has been out of the military for a while and no longer is covered by their insurance they should look at other treatment options available in their communities because there are an abundance of drug and alcohol treatment facilities that are of little to no cost to people who need help. In addition, any person who served in the military can contact the military crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website and chat live with a person who will be able to direct them to the best place for them to receive help for their problem.

Fighting for a country and seeing, experiencing, and living in conflict can be hard for military personnel to live with and not let it affect them. Getting treatment for a mental health issue or for a drug and alcohol issue is not a sign of weakness but a means to fix a problem that could lead to a life full of regret and health problems. If a person is an active duty member or is still covered by TRICARE and they are experiencing mental health problems, they should visit their website or call TRICARE to figure out what options they have available to them and when they can start receiving treatment.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Cunning alcoholism one step ahead

Alcoholism is a thinking disease. It sneaks up and gets you where you’re weakest. It waits. It does push-ups while you’re sleeping. It’s smarter than you. Identifying alco-thought is like trying to put your finger on mercury. I was talking to a gentleman recently who has had repeated problems with his drinking. He was on….

Continue reading

Methadone clinic’s biggest headache is misperceptions

Methadone overdose

Calgary facility on move for third time since 2003 Lisa Jovetic isn’t the kind of woman who often comes to mind when people grumble about drug addicts. The once happily married mother of two and self-described “goody-goody” got hooked on drugs nearly five years ago after she was hospitalized for pneumonia and contracted a superbug…..

Continue reading

Let’s be honest about alcohol

Like a stereotypical drunk searching in vain for a bottle that’s around here somewhere, it turns out that many Canadians have a hard time understanding exactly what happened to the liquor that they bought. A new study for the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research, based on a national telephone survey of 13,909 people,….

Continue reading

Study: 60% of U.S. Adults are Drinkers

Around six in 10 American adults drink alcohol and the same number are either overweight or obese, according federal health statistics. The National Center for Health Statistics released a report Monday on health behaviors of American adults. Data was collected between 2005 and 2007. Among the other key findings: While 61.2 percent of adults are….

Continue reading

Dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis treatment

  The mental state of the person affects greatly the immune power of his body to external addictions and also unacceptable extreme behavior. If an individual is not sound mentally, then there are chances of him getting addicted to harmful things and destroying his life completely.   Dual diagnosis occurs to the people who are both….

Continue reading