This is a commonly asked question by Flight Attendants. As Safety Professionals, the question itself indicates that, as Flight Attendants, we are aware of drug and alcohol testing requirements and we recognize the link between the use of medications and fitness for duty. There are a vast number of new medications that enter the marketplace on a continuous basis. For Flight Attendants, this could also include non-domestic market streams. Of the most recent changes in some locations is the availability of medical marijuana and the recent introduction of non-regulated CBD oils. Refer to our article on the dangers of CBD oilsand the potential adverse impact on your continued employment.
Keep in mind the following:
Our MEC Employee Assistance/Professional Standards Committee has put together information from a number of resources to assist you in understanding the ramifications of the use of certain medications including over the counter medications. The article is available on the MEC website at the following location.
If you have questions, it’s better to ask before using any medication when you expect to be on duty. Contact your Local Council EAP Committee volunteers if you have questions.