Well that definitely gives me some hope to hear that the guy turned around his problem that quickly. It’s funny, I think a lot of people more or less self-medicate their social anxiety with booze. I look around at my friends and family members (Irish-Catholic family from Boston) who drink a lot and wonder if they’re dealing with the same shit as I am, but don’t speak up either ……. As far as exercise goes, I more or less force myself to run…..and it helps to an extent. But it’s no cure. Maybe a few hours of lessened anxiety, but no permanent lasting changes.