Healing Inner Space –
January 16, 2020 – Aldrin said he was marginalized and shunned by NASA and the Air Force when he revealed his struggles with alcoholism and depression. It was not until 2007, when NASA reviewed allegations (since disproved) of “heavy use of alcohol” by two shuttle astronauts within 12 hours of flying, that things began to change. And yet, despite a 1991 law directing NASA to create a policy for alcohol and drug testing of its employees, no such policy was in place in 2007. NASA now has a Drug Free Workplace Program Employee & Supervisor Guidethat consolidates several of our previous publications into a single booklet for both supervisors and employees, and is suitable for training. The guide has sections involving testing and privacy, employee rights, mental health services, and more.