Substance use disorders are serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, a high percentage of people with drug and alcohol addictions never seek treatment for their problem. There are many reasons behind this. In many cases, people simply don’t believe that addiction is a legitimate mental health disorder, in which case they may cling to the belief that they can control their problem if they only try harder. In other cases, people may recognize a need for help but have too much shame to reach out. All too often, individuals with substance use disorders mistakenly fear that drug and alcohol addiction treatment is simply too expensive to afford.
Fortunately, federal employees, retirees, and their family members who are covered by GEHA health insurance have excellent coverage for addiction treatment. A variety of addiction treatment programs are covered by GEHA insurance. This ensures that individuals suffering from addictions to any substance, any addictions of all severities, can get the help they deserve. Remember that addiction is a progressive illness that tends to accumulate more negative consequences with every passing month. However, quality rehabs and treatment plans can help people live prosperous, happy, and meaningful sober lives. If you are covered by a GEHA insurance plan, help is only a phone call away.