Does anyone else get this? For the past four years when I'm at parties, all of my friends say I'm finally 'normal' only after i've had a few drinks, and even when i've gotten to the point of getting sick ppl couldn't believe it because I was acting so 'normal' and 'with it'. I think it kills my (extreme) anxiety, but why can't anxiety medications have the same effect? Nothing gets me back 'into the world', feeling the breeze again, thinking CLEARLY, and feeling grounded than being drunk. Which technically isn't supposed to be the case. I don't think I know what it's like to actually be 'drunk' in the traditional sense. I haven't shared this with my psych b/c i'm embarassed and i think he'd just prescribe more anti-anxiety meds, which simply don't have the same effect. i don't want to become an alcoholic, but seriously, if it works...??