When A Pilot Is Not Ready To Return Home

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When A Pilot Is Not Ready to Return Home

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.

Providence Treatment is a Pennsylvania State licensed and Joint Commission accredited, 12-Step driven partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) with its clinical leadership HIMS trained, and therefore, sensitive to the needs of pilots with issues related to alcohol and drug use disorders. We also have an executive, ten-bed sober living residence for professional men (Providence Recovery House) just outside of Philadelphia and minutes from PHL International Airport. Every resident participates in a random, laboratory-based urine and blood monitoring program and a GPS locating system for meeting attendance. The pilot would benefit from the mutual suport from other professional men who are committed to their recovery program.
Providence Treatment specializes in the treatment of professionals including: physicians, attorneys, dentists and executives. We respond to the needs of the client, their employer, AMEs and HIMS representatives.
Our programs blend of rigorous, best practice systematic and integrative programming with an emphasis on: mood stabilization, trauma concerns and relapse prevention. Each pilot receives individual, group and family therapy while they are in residence with Providence. Our goal is to assist the pilot to commit to the elements of a sustainable recovery from alcohol or drug use making it ideal for equipping them for lifelong recovery, and safely returning to home and the flight deck.

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