I never thought I had a real drinking problem, even now I still don't really want to say I do, but I drink just so I can be around people! When my friends or anybody invites me out, I need a couple of drinks first just to be able to see them, same with family gatherings or anything. Going to them sober makes me feel like I want to have an anxiety attack, so I either avoid them altogether or have a drink. I once even had a couple of drinks before a job interview and a driving lesson. I've since calmed down quite a lot but I still don't feel as though I can socialise and be this fun person without having a drink first. Otherwise I feel like no-one will like me or enjoy my company and I'll just be this boring quiet individual instead of little miss fun and outgoing. The only problem is, lately when I've agreed to come out for an evening things have gotten out of hand, and I'll get so drunk I'll almost pass out or I'll make a total fool of myself, but I feel like if I don't drink when I'm with them, I'd never see them. Does anybody else feel like this?