Alcohol Consumption and Impacts on Clearance Eligibility

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The total number of Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) security clearance denials involving alcohol consumption went down from 82 in 2022 to 69 in 2023. In most cases, the use of alcohol concerns was added in with other adjudicative guidelines such as criminal conduct or illegal drug use. However, on occasion, the denial is based…

This smacks more of alcohol dependency than just poor judgement. He should be more concerned with his health and his liver than with his clearance right now. Best of luck to him. Hope he works it out.