Air Traffic Control & Addiction

Responsible for the safety of thousands every day, Air traffic controllers have one of the most stressful professions. The long days, complex tasks, and psychological demands can wear on anyone - even the strongest and most professional air traffic controllers. For this reason, many turn to alcohol or drugs to cope. This reliance on substances can quickly spiral out of control - compounding stress and leading to addiction. Fortunately, help is available. If you or a loved one is an air traffic controller struggling with addiction, call us 24/7 at (855) 202-2138.

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How Addiction Impacts Air Traffic Controllers

Addiction negatively impacts everyone. However, due to the high demand of their professional lives, air traffic controllers are uniquely affected. Common consequences of addiction include:

  • The inability to properly deal with professional stress
  • Declining health and increased personal unmanageability that result in missed work
  • Slower reaction times and cognition that can jeopardize professional performance
  • Interpersonal issues & isolation
  • Inability to cope with traumas big and small
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    Getting Help as an air traffic controller

    At Tree House Recovery, we understand what air traffic controllers deal with on a daily basis. We can help. Our program not only addresses addiction, but focuses on helping you realize the best version of yourself - optimizing you for both professional and personal success. Tree House treatment results in:

  • Practical tools that help you successfully cope with stress
  • Increased energy & ability to manage personal and professional responsibilities
  • Improved reaction times & cognition that boost performance
  • Fulfilling relationships with friends, family, and coworkers

  • We understand that finding help is difficult as an air traffic controller. In order to overcome addiction, it will take intelligence and dedication. The same intelligence and dedication you use on the job every day. Tree House will teach you how to apply these assets inwards, allowing you to harness your true strength. It’s time to get the help you deserve. If you are an air traffic controller battling addiction, we are here to help. Call today at (855) 202-2138.

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    How Tree House Treatment Works

    Tree House Recovery is proud to stand with the air traffic controllers who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe every day. Our treatment focuses on more than simple abstinence. Everything we do is dedicated to lifting humanity to its highest potential. Our eight evidence-based modalities are designed to enhance your life - returning you to life and work equipped to excel. The Tree House team consists of experienced counselors who understand the distinct struggles that air traffic controllers face. If you or a loved one needs help, call (855) 202-2138 to learn more. Our assessments are 100% confidential, free, and fast.

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    Overcome Trauma & Stress

    with Writing Therapy

    Every day, air traffic controllers are subjected to extreme levels of stress. This continuous pressure can have a lasting impact - leading to trauma, isolation, and ultimately addiction. In order to recover from addiction, it is essential to directly address this stress and its effects. At Tree House Recovery, we use Writing Therapy to allow air traffic controllers to identify, work through, and quickly resolve their stresses and traumas. Writing Therapy consists of guided writing assignments that are processed with our highly-qualified Writing Therapists. This process not only helps resolve trauma and stress, but also teaches healthy coping tools for the future. Writing Therapy prepares you to return to your professional and personal lives with confidence.

    Manage stress


    Few professions are as stressful as air traffic control. When unresolved, this stress can have perilous effects - resulting in isolation, physical problems, and addiction. At Tree House Recovery, we use EP Yoga Therapy to teach clients how to become more present in their everyday lives, allowing them to reconnect their minds and bodies. This results in improved stress-management skills, reduced anxiety, and increased concentration. These skills will not only serve you professionally as an air traffic controller, but also in your personal life.


    How to know if you need help

    UNCOPE is a six-question assessment compiled from research on addiction. This short quiz allows you to easily identify risk of abuse and dependency for drugs and alcohol. The result of this assessment will indicate whether or not you or a loved one is at risk for addiction or alcoholism. UNCOPE is designed to give broad insight. For further information and assessment, please call to speak with a professional. Our admissions team can be reached 24/7 at (855) 202-2138.

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    All answers are 100% confidential. We will contact you shortly to discuss the results.

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