Holiday season has begun. So too have the celebrations which usually include alcohol. If you are hosting a holiday gathering, FADAP has some tips you might want to keep in mind. 

Offer a variety of alcohol-free drinks—water, juices, sparkling sodas. Alcohol-free drinks help counteract the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Also, the other fluids may slow the rate of alcohol absorption into the body and reduce the peak alcohol concentration in the blood. They also provide your guests with alternatives to alcohol. 

Provide a variety of healthy foods and snacks. Food can slow the absorption of alcohol and reduce the peak level of alcohol in the body by about one-third. Food can also minimize stomach irritation and gastrointestinal distress the following day.

Help your guests get home safely—use designated drivers and taxis. Anyone getting behind the wheel of a car should not have ingested any alcohol.

 If you are hosting multiple age groups, understand and support the underage drinking laws in your home. 

Have a safe holiday season! For more information about alcohol use visit the FADAP website at   

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol use, call our confidential helpline to be connected with a FADAP peer who can offer support and guidance.   

“Wings of Sobriety” 
These meetings are open to all Flight Attendants who are exploring their need for or seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
Meeting times are scheduled on Wednesday at 3:00 pm EST and Sunday at 5:00 pm EST. 
LGBTQ and Friends meeting is scheduled on Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Each meeting will last between forty-five (45) minutes to one (1) hour.
The conference call in number is 1-855-544-2320.