It is important to get into a good self help group like AA or SMART. I don't know if smart has activities like dances and stuff. I know most AA groups organize dances. These things are really important to your recovery. Some of your old friends might be unhappy that they are losing a drinking buddy so they might tell you that your problem isn't that serious or you are over reacting. Also certain places might be associated with using. So it is best of you get a new crowd to hang out with.