On April 28, 2022, an Administrative Judge determined that an Individual's access authorization should not be restored under 10 C.F.R. Part 710. The Individual entered inpatient treatment for alcohol misuse in October 2020. In her response to a letter of interrogatory issued by the local security office, the Individual admitted to binge consuming alcohol to manage stress but represented that she had abstained from alcohol since her inpatient treatment. The Individual met with a DOE - contracted Psychologist (DOE Psychologist) for a clinical interview and maintained that she had abstained from alcohol since her treatment. However, alcohol testing requested by the DOE Psychologist demonstrated that the Individual had engaged in heavy alcohol consumption. The DOE Psychologist determined that the Individual met the diagnostic criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), Severe, and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Recurrent Episode, Moderate, under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition. She recommended that the Individual demonstrate rehabilitation from AUD by participating in an intensive outpatient rehabilitation program (IOP) for twelve weeks, aftercare for nine months, at least three AA meetings weekly, and bi -monthly PEth tests. Regarding the Individual's MDD, the DOE Psychologist recommended that she be evaluated for medication and receive counseling. At the hearing, the Individual represented that she had abstained from alcohol for approximately six months, completed an IOP, and entered counseling . However, she did not participate in AA, undergo bi -monthly PEth testing, or seek treatment for MDD as recommended. The DOE Psychologist opined that the Individual had not demonstrated rehabilitation because the IOP had been counterproductive, she had not demonstrated a sufficient period of abstinence from alcohol, she was minimizing her AUD, and she had not obtained treatment for her MDD. The Administrative Judge concluded that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns under Guideline G because of the short period of the Individual's claimed abstinence from alcohol and failure to fully comply with recommendations. The Administrative Judge also concluded that security concerns under Guideline I were unresolved because of the DOE Psychologist's opinion that the Individual's MDD was unchanged. Therefore, the Administrative Judge determined that the Individual's access authorization should not be restored. (Phillip Harmonick) (OHA Case No. PSH- 22-0019, Harmonick)