Proven Addiction Treatment for Pilots
Back-to-back flights, long hours, safety concerns, and the responsibility of hundreds of lives day in and day out can add up to high levels of stress for pilots. And, for many, uncontrolled stress levels can quickly lead to the desire to “self-medicate” using drugs and alcohol.
Here are some statistics on pilots and substance abuse:
- Marijuana is the most often abused drug among pilots.
- The average age of pilots who abuse drugs is older than the average drug user in the general population.
- Some 3.8% of deceased pilots tested positive for illicit drugs from 2008-2012.
- About 11 percent of all pilots involved in aviation accidents tested positive for drug use.
If you or your loved one is a pilot struggling with substance abuse disorder, early treatment is essential for preventing harm to yourself and to others. At Providence Treatment, our clinicians are HIMS trained and certified and we can help pilots rid their lives of drugs and alcohol and teach them healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with job stress. In addition, we work closely with chief pilots to ensure a seamless transition back into the workplace.
From interventions and detox to professional laboratory monitoring and aftercare strategies, we offer pilots a comprehensive addiction treatment experience that supports you during recovery and as you return to the skies. Our unique drug and alcohol services for pilots combine traditional and holistic approaches that take into account the mind, body, and spirit. These include:
At Providence Treatment, we understand how the stress of being a pilot can lead to addiction – and what you need for sustained recovery. To learn more, call 484-445-4145.