I’ve had a TS clearance for 15+ years and I had to take a poly yesterday in order to get an account on a certain system. I got rattled during the poly and fell for the “what are you hiding or worried about?” question. I revealed that I tend to consume too much alcohol. I’ve never had a DUI or an official diagnosis, but I admitted to drinking too much (only at home).
The exam ended after this admission and I have to return to take the test again. What should I do now? Even if I abstain, the retake is in 2 weeks and they won’t think that’s enough time to prove I can abstain. What are the chances of me losing my clearance??