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alcohol awareness monthBeginning April 1987 and each month of April thereafter, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding to those who struggle with alcoholism. It is also about reducing the stigma and negativity surrounded around being called an alcoholic (because let’s face it, it hurts, especially when the name caller doesn’t even begin to understand what the struggle actually is like). This April, NCADD highlights the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual, family, and community consequences.

UT SELECT Medical Plan

The UT SELECT medical health plan offers benefits to assist with treatment of alcohol abuse as well as drug addiction.

The BCBS Benefits Value Advisors are ready to help you find in-network counselors, psychiatrists and substance abuse facilities that suit your needs. To reach the BVA, please dial 866-882-2034. The BVA is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT).

If you need assistance at any other time, the 24/7 Nurseline can help as well: 888-315-9473. These numbers can be found on the back of your UT SELECT medical plan ID card.

The benefits available for the treatment of substance abuse are as follows:

In-Network BCBS contracted providers Facility Copay Deductible Co-Insurance Out-of-Pocket Limit for Medical Services only

OUT-PATIENT SERVICES,
including detox care
and/or substance abuse treatment

No copay $350 80% BCBS
20% Member, up to $2150 limit per plan year
includes deductible
and co-insurance,
$2500 limit per plan year
IN-PATIENT SERVICES,
including detox care
and/or substance abuse treatment
$100 per day, up to $500 max $350 80% BCBS
20% Member, up to $2150 limit per plan year
includes deductible
and co-insurance,
$2500 limit per plan year
         

Helpful UT Resources

Life can be messy. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential program offered at no cost to you that can help you and your dependents successfully deal with life's challenges. Professional assistance is available to help resolve personal and professional problems of all kinds. The EAP is designed to help you find support when you need it, at no charge, whether you’re dealing with emotional, financial, or other types of issues. Find out more online.

To children, the world is full of excitement, thrills, opportunities, and questions. As parents, we want our children to be healthy from their heads to their toes. To help support you and your family, Living Well recommends the resources at Kidshealth.org, a website for parents and kids with information and tips for staying healthy, growing up, and dealing with feelings, along with articles featuring interactive activities.

BCBS has an excellent collection of articles related to health and wellness on their LifeTimes page: https://lifetimes.bcbstx.com/. Here you can locate articles having to do with Alcohol Awareness: