Booster Session with “The Flight Attendant”

Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran bring back The Flight Attendant for a Booster Mini-Session this week!

When we first evaluated The Flight Attendant, we reviewed Cassie’s relationships as well as alcohol use disorder and acute stress disorder. This time around, the doctors dive into treatments for alcohol use disorder including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They discuss some of the scenes in which Cassie participates in the 12 steps of AA as well as AA meetings. Is AA a helpful treatment? Does it help Cassie abstain from drinking alcohol? Most importantly, does Cassie solve the new murder case? 
While Cassie earned her 1-year sobriety chip, we only waited one month to put this show back on the couch! 

Glossary of Terms

12-Step Program programs supporting recovery from substance addictions, behavioral addictions and compulsions (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) defined by the organization as “a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem” 

Relapse prevention specific treatment approach that centers on identifying situations that place a person at greater risk for engaging in substance use to prevent relapse  


We discuss effective treatments for alcohol use disorder, including the 12-Step program and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), through the lens of Cassie’s experiences during Season 2. Check out these articles to learn more about AA and research on its effectiveness.