Can a Recovering Alcoholic Be Approved for U.S. Citizenship?
You will need to have been sober during your required three or five years with a green card.
I was once a heavy drinker, but have been in various counseling and support programs, and have now been sober for four years. I’m also a permanent resident, through my wife, who is a U.S. citizen. I would like to apply for U.S. citizenship, but I see on the Form N-400, the Application for Naturalization that it asks whether I have ever been a “habitual drunkard.” I need to check “Yes” to this question, don’t I? And since this is one of the questions about “good moral character,” does that mean I will be denied citizenship? What should I do?