A friend of mine has a keen interest in drama and performance, and regularly auditions for plays in college. The problem is he gets quite anxious getting up in front of an audience. His heartbeat quickens and he sometimes stumbles over his lines. This doesn't happen all the time, and when it goes well, he tells me it's exhilarating. He knows the best thing would be for him to just overcome his fears, but he's wondering if there are any legal, over-the-counter drugs he can take for anxiety, to calm him down?
Another friend of ours used to fly back and forth to Europe a lot, and she would take Valium, which is much more readily available in mainland Europe than Ireland, I believe. Is there any milder equivalent you can get in a chemists? He doesn't want to go to a doctor to get a prescription or anything (and he doesn't want to start getting drunk beforehand either!).
Any advice appreciated!