A friend has just contacted me to tell me that a mutual colleague, who was in our company at Sandhurst, is in a bad way: he's lost his job as the result of alcoholism; is still drinking heavily; and, in the opinion of his girlfriend who is also an alcoholic, appears to be in such a pit of alcohol and depression that she's afraid he's going to die. I would very much welcome suggestions about what to do about this! He isn't someone that I know well, though he does live fairly close to me. Are there any ex-services charities who would be able to intervene in this kind of situation and if so, who would be the best contacts to get in touch with? All suggestions very welcome.