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Joined: Feb 22 2011
I've been clean for more than

I've been clean for more than five years, now, and I thought I had it made. Two months ago my wife of 20 years put my two beautiful daughters in her minivan and left. I thought being dope-sick and detox was the most horribly lonely experience of my life. Not any more. About a month later I was in a car accident. I called my wife from the hospital, and she told me she couldn't come to pick me up and that I would have to deal with it. My wallet, money, credit cards, everything was in my car at a garage 20 miles away. The rural Pennsylvania police seemed disappointed that my blood tests came back clean - Long hair is still frowned upon here in Apple Country. They left, and I walked 17 miles to my home. On the way I passed several acquaintances of my wife's family, as well as one of her brothers and an uncle - all of whom waved cheerfully and kept driving. The loneliness - the emptiness - is beyond description. A few weeks later I bought a used car. Paid cash, figured I would go forward and work through everything. Two days later I was stopped by the Hwy Patrol, who confiscated the title to the car, etc, because the dealer had fraudulently obtained, titled, and sold the car. I am now out the money, the car, AND my family. At this point, I am almost beginning to laugh. I couldn't make this up! But I am still clean, though my knuckles are frequently white and my teeth are gradually be ground down.

Well, thanks for listening. It's 6 degrees outside and I think a brisk walk may just be the ticket. Peace.

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Joined: Dec 30 2013
Save Your Face stickers

Hey, does anyone on here know where I could find more Dead-themed recovery stickers? I love the ones I get at shows, but I always lose them. Plus, I'd like to give some to friends. Pins would be really cool, too.

Joined: Dec 28 2013
12 Step groups at shows

Hi folks; I have been attending Wharf Rat meeting at shows for a long time 32 years sober. I know of a few rock groups like moe that has 12 Step groups as well. My niece who is sober is in Denver for the Umphrey's McGee shows and she is with friends that are drinking and using and whats to get in touch with some sober folks. Does anyone know if Umphrey's has a group?


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Joined: Nov 25 2013
i dont know who i need to contact

Hello my name is matthew i live in Eureka ca. My friend showed me a steel your face 3 month sober coin ill be three years young on march 31 2014 this is a huge deal for me because sober is the life for me lol i would love one of these steelys

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Joined: Oct 26 2013
Tom that's awesome I'm 3

Tom that's awesome I'm 3 months clean and I still love the music

Joined: Aug 3 2013
taking it easy in life

been on the bus since 94 eugene or. seattle vegas shoreline and jerry at the warfield and reno would love to find a copy of that show if anyone can help? been sober since 3313 what a great life without all that mess!!!!! anyone going to further 82413 hit me up can show u around the yak valley anyways see u there well time to get up and fly away... later TPH

Joined: Mar 5 2009
Haynes at the Greek

Hey there! I am going to be at the Greek show as well. We usually have a table at the Greek, but I don't know about this show. I will investigate and let you know! :-) -Darrin

Joined: Jul 28 2013
Intro & Wharf Rat Tables, Where?

I've been away from the Wharf Rat scene because my live show addiction caused me to
Fail a college class that was paramount to me.

I'm reluctant to contact my phellow table workers because I don't want to know of
all the cool shows that I would be compelled to sacrifice my education to attend.

Timothy Leary advice, "tone in Turn on and drop out" messed up my life. Now I have to
do it in Reverse.


Jerry Garcia symphonic orchestra will be in my neighborhood (Hollywood Greek) on August 4th. I prefer to attend shows that have recovery meetings.

Will there be a Wharf Rat Table at JB (Warren Hynes) symphonic orchestra ?

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Joined: Jul 6 2013

just moved to st.pete. after a slip i've got 5 months and doing good. i hit up meetings all over good to know there are others in the area

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Joined: May 20 2013
Hey Now!

Hi everyone! I'm new here yet sober 5+ years and on the bus for well over 20. I would love to connect with other rats in the Clearwater/ Dunedin Florida area. I enjoy playing guitar almost as much as listening to Jerry play his. I would like to connect with Rats from all over too, not just near me. We are everywhere after all. Come say hello and make a new friend.


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