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Pilot's Story

People use alcohol as a crutch to manage difficult life events, sometimes alcohol is the cause of these events.  For anyone working in a safety critical role, alcohol can have significant career limiting consequences.

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Drinking Problem

Getting Help

Effects of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Getting Help



Thanks for visiting this page on alcohol, which is currently under construction.


If you have a story to share with colleagues about using alcohol whilst being a pilot, we would like to hear from you. We know you are not saying you have all the answers, but we would warmly welcome any practical resources, ideas and strategies which have worked for you.

Conditions of understanding

  • We reserve the right to edit and vet contributions. The simple reason is that we don't want to create another 'forum' - for reasons that we think you'll understand and appreciate. With the same logic, we haven't included 'chat facilities' on this site.

  • Practical ideas are really welcomed, our only stipulation is that they do not include adverts for services etc.

  • We accept your contributions in the spirit of positive intent. We appreciate you are not saying that you have the best solution or biggest issue etc.


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