I know giving up on alcohol for a long while may seem to be a lot! trust me all I can think about lately is having a frozen margarita or even a cold beer (and I hate beer) but the sacrifice is well worth it...I have become a stronger person I think
I would advice you all to try to keep away from alcohol as much and as longer as you can. My life and entertainment also revolves around dining out and going for drinks and watching everybody around me drinking and eating sometimes doesn't make it easier, but I have been out with the eating/drinking crowd and I have been able to make it so I know all of you can!
Remember we are all in this to make a permanent change in our lives.
And on top of everything I don't think my new stomach is able to even fit in a full drink. Right now I am only able to eat/drink about 4 ounces at the time (and I feel so so full after that)
About options, what works for me is I ask for a fruit punch or juice (light or no sugar added) "on the rocks" LOL, and I play with that the whole night and people don't even realize I am not drinking. And I don't even talk about not being able to drink to anybody around me, people will always try to convince you to have only one or just a sip.