On June 18, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be granted. The Individual has a history of five arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). A DOE Psychologist also diagnosed the individual with alcohol abuse. At the hearing, the Individual acknowledged that he suffers from alcohol abuse. However, he successfully showed that he is reformed and rehabilitated from his alcohol use disorder by showing that he had taken several actions to address this disorder (including attendance at AA meetings, obtaining an AA sponsor, working AA’s Twelve-Step Program, attending individual counseling,) and had established an eight month pattern of abstaining from alcohol use. Accordingly, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual had mitigated the security concerns raised by his DUI arrests and alcohol abuse.
Steven Fine - Administrative Judge