Decision Considerations
Disease Protocols - Substances of Dependence/Abuse (Drugs and Alcohol)

The Examiner must defer issuance.

An applicant with a history of substances of dependence/abuse (drugs - alcohol) must submit the following if consideration for medical certification is desired:

  • A current status report from a physician certified in addictive disorders and familiar with aviation standards
  • A personal statement attesting to the substance and amount, and date last used
  • If attended a rehabilitation clinic/center, provide dates and copies of treatment plan

Note: The applicant may be required to submit additional information before medical disposition can be rendered.

For more information on the specifications, see specifications for evaluation.