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The Flight Attendants In Recovery (FAIR) Program is a collaborative effort developed and launched in October 2016 by former Optum EAP Manager, Jim Ward and the late Abby Alconcher, APFA National EAP Coordinator.

The initial purpose of the program was to confidentially support Chicago based flight attendants who were recovering from substance abuse disorders. The FAIR Program has grown exponentially from its Chicago beginnings and now has a track record of successfully supporting Flight Attendants in recovery systemwide.

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What is FAIR?

FAIR is a resource and support group exclusively for APFA Flight Attendants. FAIR is part of the APFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) department whose sole purpose is peer support.

Flight Attendants have a unique profession and have a greater chance of sustained sobriety when they take ownership of their recovery, understand their unique occupational challenges, and have the tools to cope with those challenges. FAIR not only allows flight attendants in recovery the opportunity to share their personal experiences on daily flight attendant life, but also offer coping skills and suggestions to deal with lifestyle demands and challenges (both on and off the aircraft).

Contact Information

Hunt Palmquist
APFA FAIR National Coordinator
[email protected]

Chad Maddox
FAIR National Communications/MIA FAIR Facilitator
[email protected]

Meetings

FAIR meets every Thursday via the Zoom platform and encourages members to attend these meetings in conjunction with other recovery / aftercare meetings.

Each FAIR meeting is led by an APFA FAIR Facilitator and may be co-facilitated by an Aetna EAP Manager or other certified/licensed substance abuse or mental health practitioner. Attendance is never recorded or transcribed, adhering to FAIR’s strict code of confidentiality.

Interested in FAIR?

If you're interested in joining FAIR and attending a meeting, call APFA EAP at (817) 540-0108 ext. 8701 or email [email protected]

FAIR Member Guidelines

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Purpose

Provide a safe place for APFA flight attendants in recovery to learn life & occupational skills from each other to support their ongoing recovery.

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Membership

The FAIR Group is open to any APFA flight attendant who requests membership and is pursuing a life free from drugs or alcohol.

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Confidentiality

Individual members' 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.

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Availability

The nature of this group is mutual aid, and where appropriate, members are encouraged to be available to support one another.

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Support, Not Advocacy

The group will provide peer support. The group will not represent or advocate for members in matters concerning work, family or legal issues.

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The Company

The company supports the group’s purpose but is not involved with the group in any other way.

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Facilitation

The group may be guided by the AFPA FAIR Facilitator and an Aetna EAP Manager or a certified, licensed substance abuse, mental health practitioner.

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Personal Responsibility

Members are responsible for their recovery and agree to contact the appropriate medical providers if they experience challenges staying abstinent. FAIR is not a 12-Step Program. It is designed as an augment to your individual recovery program.

Purpose
Provide a safe place for APFA flight attendants in recovery to learn life & occupational skills from each other to support their ongoing recovery.

Membership
The FAIR Group is open to any APFA flight attendant who requests membership and is pursuing a life free from drugs or alcohol.

Confidentiality
Individual members' 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.

Availability
The nature of this group is mutual aid, and where appropriate, members are encouraged to be available to support one another.

Support Not Advocacy
The group will provide peer support. The group will not represent or advocate for members in matters concerning work, family or legal issues.

The Company
The company supports the group’s purpose but is not involved with the group in any other way.

Facilitation
The group may be guided by the AFPA FAIR Facilitator and an Aetna 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. FAIR is not a 12-Step Program. It is designed as an augment to your individual recovery program.

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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