Security Clearance Careers Podcast


The Alcohol Made Me Do It

Lindy Kyzer with ClearanceJobs and security clearance attorney Sean Bigley discuss alcohol consumption issues and your security clearance. The question becomes - is alcohol use a mitigating factor in other negative behaviors that come up in the clearance process? Alcohol is frequently used as a 'justification' behind other issues that come up, such as domestic abuse, assault, or other poor judgment issues. Alcohol abuse is an adjudicative guideline that stands alone - if you abuse alcohol and don't get help, it can be a clearance issue. The good news is alcohol issues - like most issues - are very case specific.

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