friends as alcoholics

Hi all,

My boyfriend has recently started a new job and has met some people who are really nice, but they drink far too much alcohol. At their workplace they have drinks every Friday after work and that's been happening on a regular basis for a few months now.

But now, my boyfriend has started to have drinks with this one particular guy during the week and they usually go over to his place instead of staying at work.

I met this guy, and despite him being a nice person he has a drinking problem and I don't want it to rub off on my boyfriend, especially because he has an addictive personality. Also, I don't want to live with an alcoholic, as my mum has done so for most of her life and consequently is miserable.

I have a feeling that this 'friend' is a bit lonely and likes to 'recruit' fellow drinking partners. I want to express my concerns to my boyfriend, but I have no idea how to go about it.

It's a particularly sensitive area because I don't want to make my bf unhappy and/or label his work mates as 'alcoholics' or 'bad people'. He likes his job and the people he works with and hasn't been this happy in a long time. Any advice? I would greatly appreciate it.

Many Thanks

Vik

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