I'm not going to BS you on this one, it was hard for me in beginning. In the beginning I avoided them (some by force, as I was an ass when I drank) But after I got a few months I started re socializing...slowly...I would go and stay for about 30 minutes, then say I didn't feel well (cause that was the truth) and leave. I felt out of place, like I had nothing to contribute to the conversation, and yes it was uncomfortable. But each time got easier, and now I can hang like Rock star, most days.
I keep hearing these questions, and sooo asked them of myself in the beginning...Will I ever be able to talk on the phone sober? Will I dance again? Will all of the stuff I love to do ever feel right? Yes, yes and yes, in time. Going sober is a bit of a grief process. Easy, allow yourself time to heal. And why worry about that, WERE ALL SUPPOSED TO BE TRYING TO STAY IN THE MOMENT, one second, one minute, one day at a time.