Often when a pilot leaves residential treatment, there remains unresolved issues, especially with their spouses and other family members. We know an alcoholic and addict in early recovery requires more support and a higher degree of accountability to sustain a recovery and ensure ongoing sobriety. Stress related to family relationships can be a major trigger for a pilot returning back to their home. Returning home too soon for some pilots may contribute to a potential relapse. It is stressful enough for the pilot returning to work to the flight deck and facing colleagues and crew members. When discussing aftercare in primary treatment, you may want to consider an executive sober living residence for your airman in early recovery.