Health & Safety

April 21, 2016

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that in 2010, alcohol misuse problems cost the United States $249.0 billion dollars. TRICARE covers Substance Use Disorder Treatment when prior authorization is obtained and within TRICARE limits.

If you are having trouble with substance use or abuse or have any questions about these programs or your TRICARE coverage, talk with your Primary Care Manager or contact UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans TRICARE West Region Customer Service toll-free at 877-988-9378.

To take a short alcohol and drug use screen, go to

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