Purpose - Provide a safe place for Flight Attendants in recovery to learn life/ occupational skills from one another to support their ongoing recovery.
Membership - The FAIR Group is open to any Flight Attendant who requests membership and is pursuing a life free of mood altering substances and / or other compulsive behaviors
Confidentiality - Individual member safety is of utmost importance, each group member is required to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements. Members are not allowed to discuss anything that is shared in the group or the identities of group members. Members may share general group discussions with their sponsors, spiritual advisor or licensed mental health providers if needed.
Attendance - Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings on a regular basis. It is recognized that trips can be extended, vacations occur as well as family and other emergencies arise; when these situations occur, if possible, please notify the group coordinator.
Availability - The nature of this group is peer support, where appropriate, members are encouraged to be available to support one another. Healthy Relationships – There may be instances where members will be recommended to avoid pairing off with or fraternizing with other members. In such instances the group coordinator will have a private discussion with any involved parties.
Self Care - Members will receive support in adherence to their individual recovery activities and plans.
Support Not Advocacy - The group will help members sort through complicated work, family or legal issues if they arise but the group will not represent or advocate for the member with these issues.
The Company - The Company supports the group’s purpose and provides a meeting space but is not involved with the group in any other way.
Facilitation - The group may be guided by the APFA EAP representative and an Optum AA EAP Manager or a certified / licensed substance abuse / mental health practitioner
Personal Responsibility - members are responsible for their recovery and agree to contact the appropriate medical providers if they experience challenges staying abstinent.