Is getting intoxicated 1-2 times a year deemed as a risk? I basically don’t drink anymore but told investigator in interview I got intoxicated once maybe twice a year at most. I might drink a beer with dinner occasionally as well.

I had duis in 2007 and 1995 which I disclosed and successfully completed all court orders and classes.

Am I being paranoid? Why is my renewal taking so long (been 4 months).

Based on the information you provided, there is a concern about alcohol abuse, but if there have been no other incidents since 2007 then there should be nothing to worry about. You didn’t say what type of clearance you have, but the typical reinvestigation for Secret can take 3-6 weeks and then another 3 weeks to adjudicate.