It's Christmas time and, to cope with social situations, I drink... It's becoming a problem with my partner. When we are out with friends or acquaintances, I am so nervous that I feel like I need a few drinks to get through it. I generally drink too much and end up being drunk and very often sick. I know it doesn't help my anxiety. The next day I get so anxious about what I've done or what I've said that I get panic attacks. The easy answer would be to stop drinking. I'm after some guidance or ways to overcome my anxiety without the need to drink. Thank you.