All, I was having a fairly rough go at life, and went to treatment after a near-fatal opiate overdose in October of 2014. I have been sober since 10/4/14, and I continue to be an active member of AA. I take my disease seriously, and I am committed to my life of recovery that allows me to be the person that I am today. Since getting sober, I graduated college, moved states, and got a good job that requires lots of background checks, licenses, etc. However, I want to fulfill my lifelong goal of flying. I filled out the 8500-8, and I plan on going to an AME to do the exam, which I know will be deferred. In anticipation, I've written my personal statement that outlined my previous use as well as my recovery. I have a letter from my AA sponsor, the forensic psychiatrist from my rehab, and my counselor from rehab that I still keep in contact with. I can easily get more letters from people in AA or a psychologist, but was wondering what I should do? My idea is to give them as much information as possible that supports my recovery and to go from there. I have no agenda other than to get my third class, so all constructive feedback is appreciated. Any thoughts? Thank you!