“The HIMS Nightmare is an indispensable guide for any pilot who must go through the Human Intervention Motivation Study recovery program. It’s rich with solid research and facts, lucidly told by someone who’s experienced. It’s yet another example of the harms caused by a one-size-fits-all treatment policy based entirely on AA.”
Joe Miller, US of AA: How the Twelve Steps Hijacked the Science of Alcoholism.
This shockingly powerful book needs to be read by every pilot flying commercially in the skies today … a step-by-step manual on how to navigate the mine fields of the horror show HIMS really is. The ‘man behind the curtain’ is not a health care or mental health professional or a substance abuse PhD, but rather an antiquated, religious self-help group founded in the 1930s.”
Monica Richardson, host of the podcast “Safe Recovery” and producer of The 13th Step, a documentary on sexual exploitation in AA
“… a clear-eyed, engaging and darkly funny look at how substance abuse re-education is being applied to place airline pilots under The Corporate Thumb …”
If you are a commercial or private pilot, this book may save year career. It is the unabashed truth about a program that few are willing to talk about for fear of retribution. I know because I have lived it. There is so much fear of reprisal that I would be crazy to use my real name in the review byline.
-- Anonymous Pilot #2
The HIMS Nightmare is right on in all respects. It represents nothing less than SERE [Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape] training for pilots shot down over the hostile territory occupied by HIMS.
-- Anonymous Pilot #3