Our expert says:
This may become problem drinking, but dosn't really sound like alcoholism so far. YOu don't mention whether he used to work, and if so, for how long he has been retired ; or whether he also had other hobbies and occupations he has apparently abandoned. It sounds as though he may be mildly depressed, and as though he has largely given up on life, doing very little, and finding his alcohol to be his only interest and solace. Is there any way to get him to regain interest in other activities --- a club of other older folks, working with a charity, hobbies of any sort --- anything to occupy his largely unused mind ?
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