The workplace is one of the leading sources of stress and anxiety. Many of the symptoms are frightening, however, understanding that they are not life threatening can help. When anxiety becomes so intense that it interferes with daily life, then it becomes a problem. The first step in combating anxiety is accepting that there is a problem.
Excessive use of alcohol is often closely related to anxiety problems. Frequently people drink because they are anxious, but the knock on effect is that alcohol increases the anxiety, resulting in a downward spiral.