Our expert says:
It is indeed a huge adjustment to retire - and not uncommon for people to get depressed. People often use drugs or alchohol as self medication to feel better, and before you know it you could be drinking too much. Experts suggest that intake should be limited to no more than an average of two drinks daily for women and three drinks a day for men with 2 alcohol free days per week. A drink is regarded as 125ml of wine; 300ml of beer; or 20ml of spirits. Maybe he needs to evaluate himself for depression - see http://drhansdreyer.com/questionnaire.php
For info on alcohol misuse see: http://www.answers.com/topic/alcohol-consumption-and-health
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