I have been here off and on for over a year. I am about 21 days off the opiates, but, the anxiety
is so bad that I drank alcohol all weekend and now the anxiety is even worse. Of course! I don't want to go back on the opiates, but, I am so scared I can't function. My job is so important to me and it is all about helping people, so I can't tell anyone what I am doing. I realize now that I have had an severe anxiety disorder since I was a small child. Withdrawn, social phobia.