Drug Abuse

While each drug used produces different physical effects, abused substances share one thing in common: they hijack the brain's normal "reward" pathways and alter the areas of the brain responsible for self-control, judgment, emotional regulation, motivation, memory, and learning.

Whether you're addicted to alcohol, sleep medication, amphetamines, or pain medication, the effect on the brain is the same: an uncontrollable craving to use the substance is more important than anything else, including family, friends, career, and even your own health and happiness.

If the information provided here suggests that your drug use has moved into risky use, don't worry. Treatment is available and it works. A FADAP peer is available to guide you through each step of treatment and beyond.

Please browse the FADAP website for general information on substance/drug use, abuse, and dependency:

  • Flight Attendant Frequently Asked Questions
  • Drug Screening Tool
  • Additional Screening Tools
  • Drug Information Links


Phone: 855-33-FADAP                    Direct Line: 202-355-6337