Thank you for registering for the 2018 HIMS Basic Seminar.

I would appreciate your help by completing this survey.

The survey focuses on topics that come up for pilots in monitoring and for those of us involved in monitoring their progress.

This year's survey includes questions suggested by participants in previous years HIMS Basic Seminars. I hope you will add your suggestions at the end of the survey.

So often all of us fill out surveys and never find out what happened. Not this time, the results will be presented the morning of the third day of the seminar.

Your answers will help highlight topics that need further emphasis in our ongoing attempt to help the pilots in the HIMS program achieve a stable and fulfilling recovery from alcohol and drug dependence.

David Altman MD

First a bit of background information:
Which of the following would best describe your role in the HIMS Program?

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* 2. Which of the following would best describe your role in the HIMS Program?

Have you ever been a pilot in monitoring in the HIMS Program?

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* 3. Have you ever been a pilot in monitoring in the HIMS Program?

Have you ever taken the HIMS Participant Opinion Survey before? (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. Have you ever taken the HIMS Participant Opinion Survey before? (Check all that apply.)

Here's the survey.



HIMS Participants Opinion Survey


This questionnaire is focused on issues which have faced pilots in the HIMS program.  Please select the answer which describes your opinion.
1. If an alcoholic pilot has a spouse who is also an alcoholic, then the pilot needs to work an Al-Anon program.

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* 5. 1. If an alcoholic pilot has a spouse who is also an alcoholic, then the pilot needs to work an Al-Anon program.

2. It is OK to borrow your spouse's prescription medications as long as you only use 1 or 2 pills.

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* 6. 2. It is OK to borrow your spouse's prescription medications as long as you only use 1 or 2 pills.

3. It is OK to eat food which has cooking wine in it. For example, chicken marsala.

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* 7. 3. It is OK to eat food which has cooking wine in it. For example, chicken marsala.

4. It is OK to drink 'mock-tails' and drinks like a Virgin Mary because they do not contain alcohol.

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* 8. 4. It is OK to drink 'mock-tails' and drinks like a Virgin Mary because they do not contain alcohol.

5. It Is OK to drink non-alcohol beer like O'Doul's.

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* 9. 5. It Is OK to drink non-alcohol beer like O'Doul's.

6. It is OK to focus on the miracles of 12 step recovery and not share doubts and questions about the 12 step program.

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* 10. 6. It is OK to focus on the miracles of 12 step recovery and not share doubts and questions about the 12 step program.

7. It is OK to take pain medications under specific circumstances. For example, immediately after oral surgery.

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* 11. 7. It is OK to take pain medications under specific circumstances. For example, immediately after oral surgery.

8. It is OK to use over-the-counter medications. For example, Nyquil, if you have a cough keeping you up at night

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* 12. 8. It is OK to use over-the-counter medications. For example, Nyquil, if you have a cough keeping you up at night

9. If you are an alcoholic, you cannot become a drug addict.

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* 13. 9. If you are an alcoholic, you cannot become a drug addict.

10. It is OK to have a medical procedure like a colonoscopy during which you will receive pain medications and sedatives.

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* 14. 10. It is OK to have a medical procedure like a colonoscopy during which you will receive pain medications and sedatives.

11. Becoming invested in the AA recovery program usually leads to increased attendance at church services.

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* 15. 11. Becoming invested in the AA recovery program usually leads to increased attendance at church services.

12. If HIMS participants are just alcoholics and never had a problem with drugs, it is OK for them to save up prescription pain medications so they will have it if they need it.

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* 16. 12. If HIMS participants are just alcoholics and never had a problem with drugs, it is OK for them to save up prescription pain medications so they will have it if they need it.

13. Since the FAA permits limited use of Ambien when not flying, it is OK for HIMS participants to occasionally use Ambien.

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* 17. 13. Since the FAA permits limited use of Ambien when not flying, it is OK for HIMS participants to occasionally use Ambien.

14. Since the FAA permits limited use of over-the-counter sleeping medications when not flying, it is OK for HIMS participants to use over-the-counter sleep medications.

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* 18. 14. Since the FAA permits limited use of over-the-counter sleeping medications when not flying, it is OK for HIMS participants to use over-the-counter sleep medications.

15. It is OK for HIMS participants to use non-alcohol, over-the-counter medications more often than is recommended. For example, a nasal spray for allergies.

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* 19. 15. It is OK for HIMS participants to use non-alcohol, over-the-counter medications more often than is recommended. For example, a nasal spray for allergies.

16. If the HIMS participant is an alcoholic and a cocaine or narcotic addict, it is OK to only attend AA meetings.

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* 20. 16. If the HIMS participant is an alcoholic and a cocaine or narcotic addict, it is OK to only attend AA meetings.

17. If the HIMS participant is just an alcoholic and has problems with anxiety, it is OK to take Xanax or Valium

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* 21. 17. If the HIMS participant is just an alcoholic and has problems with anxiety, it is OK to take Xanax or Valium

18. If the HIMS participant is just an alcoholic and has problems focusing, it is OK to take stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall.

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* 22. 18. If the HIMS participant is just an alcoholic and has problems focusing, it is OK to take stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall.

19. It is OK for the HIMS participant to only attend online AA meetings

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* 23. 19. It is OK for the HIMS participant to only attend online AA meetings

Would you like to clarify or add details to your answers to any of the survey questions? If yes, the space below is available for your comments.

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* 24. Would you like to clarify or add details to your answers to any of the survey questions? If yes, the space below is available for your comments.

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