TRICARE can support people in their drug and alcohol recovery journeys. Designed for active and retired military service members and their families, TRICARE offers a wide range of coverage for addiction treatment, including inpatient services, detoxification, and intensive outpatient programs at a rehabilitation center like Olympus Recovery. Learn more about the benefits of TRICARE below.

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What is TRICARE?

TRICARE is a government-managed healthcare program for active-duty and retired military service members and their families [1]. Part of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System, TRICARE provides health coverage through various health plan options, pharmacy benefits, dental options, and other programs for the:

  • S. Army
  • S. Navy
  • S Air Force
  • S. Public Health Service
  • Marine Corps
  • Coast Guard
  • Commission Core of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

TRICARE now offers healthcare benefits for mental health conditions, such as drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. The program also includes treatment options for prescription drug addiction and recreational drugs like cocaine.

TRICARE is available to almost 9.4 million military service members, retirees, and their families located around the world [2].

TRICARE is one of Olympus Recovery’s in-network healthcare partners. Serving 600,000 people, TRICARE is a platform that provides individuals, families, and businesses with healthcare benefits in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Utah
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

TRICARE complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has accreditation from URAC. The platform uses various tools to match customers with the right healthcare plan for their specific needs, and each partner in the TRICARE network improves healthcare outcomes.

TRICARE Coverage for Drug/Alcohol Recovery

TRICARE in-network healthcare plans include coverage for various drug and alcohol treatment services. These plans cover some or all of the costs associated with treatment, allowing military service members to receive the help they need and improve their lives.

Here are some of the services covered by TRICARE when you become a member:

Inpatient Services

Inpatient allows military service members to receive short-term support for drug and alcohol addiction (and related mental health conditions) in a non-hospital environment. This support might include medical supervision, medication management, individual therapy, group counseling, and meditation.


The detoxification process can help military service members clear drugs and/or alcohol from their systems and safely manage withdrawal symptoms. This treatment option can benefit people with acute and chronic substance use issues.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) require those with drug and alcohol dependency issues to attend an outpatient rehab center several times per week. Like regular outpatient services, these programs might include counseling, therapy, and support groups.

Intervention Programs

Interventions happen when friends, family, or medical professionals confront someone with a drug or alcohol dependency issue in a non-threatening way. The purpose of these programs is to encourage the person with a substance abuse problem to accept treatment and start the road to recovery.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the use of medications to treat a substance use or abuse disorder. Many rehab centers like Olympus Recovery combine MAT with other treatment methods like counseling for more successful recovery outcomes.

Family Therapeutic Services

Family therapeutic services involve the family members of a military service member with substance use and abuse issues. The purpose of these services is to help the military service member live without drugs and alcohol and provide ongoing family support.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization (PHP) is a treatment option for military service members who want to overcome addiction. It typically runs for a few hours a day, several times per week. During this time, patients can receive support and resources for substance disorders.

Residential Rehab

Residential rehab is similar to inpatient treatment but typically lasts longer. Military service members can receive 24-hour support for drug and alcohol addiction in a non-hospital environment, including medical supervision, medication management, and intensive counseling.

Military service members can, with the help of a medical professional, seek out the TRICARE in-network addiction services they need and create an individualized program that improves the chances of recovery.

Olympus Recovery has been a TRICARE-preferred partner since January 2022.  Learn more about overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.

How to Check TRICARE Coverage and Insurance Benefits

You can check TRICARE coverage for alcohol and drug treatment on the organization’s website or by calling the phone number on the back of your insurance card. That enables you to evaluate the treatment costs before starting your recovery journey.

TRICARE In-Network Partners: Olympus Recovery

Olympus Recovery is a rehabilitation center based in Delray Beach. As a TRICARE-preferred partner, Olympus can help military service members overcome addiction without worrying about the cost of treatment.

Olympus adopts a curriculum-based approach to drug and alcohol recovery, supporting military service members 18 years of age and older to deal with the challenges of recovery. Master’s-level clinicians use a wide range of addiction treatment techniques:

Olympus Recovery also specializes in co-occurring disorders commonly associated with addiction, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PSTD, and ADHD [3]. Military service members can receive treatment in a shared living space with garden apartments, a clubhouse, and a swimming pool.

Final Word

TRICARE is the government-managed healthcare program for military service members and now covers treatment options for drug and alcohol addiction. As an in-network partner, you can eliminate or reduce the cost of addiction treatment at a center like Olympus Recovery and benefit from services such as medication-assisted treatment, IOP, PHP, and aftercare.

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