Hi AT and welcome back!
Although I am sorry it's due to returning anxiety. :/
Yes, there is definitely a need for moderation with the alcohol. One or two glasses at the most for me is actually really helpful for unwinding and sleeping well...but more than that, and I risk feeling lousy the next day.
Don't beat yourself up...just dial it back to where it is a healthy level again.
Use those coping skills until you feel better...and beyond for maintenance!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT