I know how this may sound. However, I do at times, drink to escape the stress. We all know it's a muscle relaxer. I don't do it on a regular basis but sometimes it seems to help. Especially when I have nothing that I must do the following day. I'm not reccomending that others do it, but there must be some out there that do. Of course I worry that it may get out of control but for now it's pretty infrequent. It helps in social situations and allows me to forget about the issues and feelings of anxiety.