The HIMS program is a world-wide, aviation industry supported, confidential peer mentoring program designed to assist and support airline pilots through recovery and rehabilitation from an addiction or substance dependence diagnosis, facilitating a safe return back to work.
In any community, a proportion of people use alcohol or other drugs in a way that is unsafe. The nature of alcohol and drug problems is such that an individual may not fully realise the implications of their use.
In aviation this can have significant consequences, but if a problem is identified early and managed well, safety can be maintained without jeopardy to employment.
If you are concerned about your own personal welfare, a colleague, family member or friend, the HIMS Australia and trained peers can guide you on how to get help and support during the process.
If you feel that alcohol or other drugs are impacting your life, we are here to help.
All HIMS enquiries are handled with the strictest of confidence.
Most of us would be motivated to help a friend or colleague if they became ill. Addiction is an illness, and like other chronic diseases (eg diabetes) can be life-threatening if left untreated.
If you’re concerned about a pilot family member who you think may have an alcohol or other drug problem
HIMS Australia can help you find the support you need.
Recognising signs of addiction is the first step to getting help for yourself or someone you care about. For this reason, it is critical to have an understanding of addiction. There are behavioural, physical, health and psychological aspects of addiction.
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