I especially feel for anxious people because they are set up to suffer quietly inside while on the surface they look fine to everyone else and perform at a very high level. Their success just comes at an extremely high cost and alcohol sometimes ends up being the opiate of the anxious. They have nothing left when they come home at the end of the day. Anxious people also have random really good days, when they feel on top of the world. Times like this, make them think everything is fine, and there is no need to seek or continue treatment. It helps to chart the good days and bad days to see where the balance lies, and how interventions like therapy or medications move the needle over time.