Eye in the Sky - yeah, the whole process was long and ridiculous, but that's behind me and I'm not fighting something that's already in the past. What irks me is that the alcohol-related conduct (binge drinking at a work social event with adverse behaviour) was over a year ago, was the first such incident, and has not recurred. More importantly, an addictions expert has assessed that I don't have an alcohol dependency. What more 'proof' do they need that I have this behavioural problem under control?
ModlrMike - you're right, it's not manifestly unlawful, but in the case of drug testing it is DAOD 5019-3 that outlines when and how you can do it (cause, control, blind, safety, etc), based on QR&Os, and that is what provides the specific authority to do it, and if you don't do it IAW those guidelines you have no leg to stand on. I just can't find a similar regulation, order or directive that authorizes a doc or anyone to test for alcohol consumption (note that alcohol is specifically excluded from DAOD 5019-3).