It certainly is a privilege to fly a plane, and when a pilot is impaired in any manner they need to seek help immediately! Currently, there is a rule that each pilot must follow if they do consume alcohol – it’s known as the “bottle to throttle rule.” This rule requires a pilot to wait 8 hours after their last drink and when they step into the cockpit. Personally, I think this rule should be much more stringent and a 24 hour rule should be in place for pilots who consume alcohol prior to operating aircraft.A commercial pilot was one of six people arrested in Boston on July 21, 2014 for drug dealing. Aviation safety is a sensitive issue for both the industry, Washington D.C. politics and the public. A pilot is held to the same safety sensitive standard as physicians and surgeons.
At Providence Treatment we support each pilot by offering a quality, clean and sober environment, individual and group treatment and professional monitoring. Pilots are extremely passionate individuals about flying and anything aviation, so we want to support any pilot who may be an alcoholic or drug addict to receive effective treatment and return back to the cockpit when they are ready and safe.
Pilots who become addicted to drugs are no different than any other addict in the general population, other than their safety sensitive profession. When a pilot is impaired, hundreds of lives are in their hands and all it takes is single mistake, or a series of mistakes for a disaster to occur. We want to ensure safety in the air as well as supporting each pilot and their need for treatment, if necessary. Providence Treatment House provides the care and sober environment to ensure a sustainable addiction recovery for its airline pilot residents in Philadelphia, PA.
If you, or a loved one is in need of alcohol or drug treatment/sober living, then do not wait and call us today for a free consultation and permit us to help you and your family! Our phone number is (866) 247-3307 or visit us at www.providencetreatment.com