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Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Drug Guidelines

Alcohol/Drug Guidelines

The FAA policy regarding medical certification for substance abuse and/or dependence, be it prescription or street drugs or alcohol, has evolved over the years as has the complexity of the medical certification challenge regarding substance abuse and dependence.  The FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners provides detailed guidance to AME’s and pilots regarding the certification policy for medical history of alcohol and drug abuse/dependence.