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looking for other sober heads in north east PA

Well I have been in recovery for 9 months..I never thought I would ever be sober this long and actually enjoy it. I checked into a long term rehab a while back. I got sick of being a slave to booze and drugs;plus watching my kids die around me. I will be going to my first shows (dso) soon since being clean. I am a little nervous about it. I don't know how my fam is going to react or how I will handle it. I was a ghetto tour kid. If you know what I am talking about you can understand the big change for me. I quit doing tour about 4 or 5 years ago and just starting catching shows. I landed a career as a sound engineer/stage hand. Dream come true. I have worked with Donna, Phil and Bobby. I mostly mix at festies around the north east though. I haven't got back into work yet either. I am waiting for the spring so my head will me better. Anyways it is hard for me to relate to people sometimes at meetings and I was wondering if there are any heads in Northeastern PA that are sober and might want to talk, kick it or go to shows together. I need a sober support base in the lifestyle. I am in Scranton PA...If there are any Wharf Rats around NEPA or anyone with good advice hit me back....

~one~

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Congrats OceanSage

90 DAYS IS HUGE! actually 1 day is . We are here for you. 12 steps work best with a sponsor and meetings, a homegroup where you connect. I hope these are suggestions you already do or at least are willing to try.I am happy for you.
peace,love and recovery
lefty

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90 days

I finally strung together 90 days in a row. I'm stoked. Doing it 12 step, or rather one step at a time... Life has been going good. Still looking for work.
Zelda

kym
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Joined: Jun 11 2008
AZ Wharfrat - May 14 Dead - Sept. 7 Ratdog - Further???

First sober show last May - my thanks to all the Whafrats that supported me, before, during and in the days after the show, especially Randy. Ratdog now looms - headed out for SLO with support of The Other One 2, maybe Jimmy C and a few others to meet up with. And perhaps a but "Further" if it is in the universal plan.

Looking forward to the Wharfrat table and group yet to meet (and maybe some new bumperstickers that will hold up in the Arizonz sun and heat!!

Love, peace & tickets as needed!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Cool

Hope to see you there!!!

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I am going to try to make

I am going to try to make the show. The Wharf Rats will have a table operating at the show. Welcome to Seattle!

Nothing left to do but :), :), :)

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Seattle wharfies!!

Good to see you starting up that meeting again, I will be arriving in Seattle next Thusday around 9:30 PM so I will miis the meeting, but any of yall going to see Ratdog? Like to hook up witth yall!!

North Carolina wharfrat!!

Heading for the promised land!!

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Seattle Area Meeting

Hey folks! My friend Stanley and I have resurected the Seattle meeting that used to gather a few years back. We are meeting at the Fremont Baptist Church on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. These are open meetings of course and we would love to connect with other wharf rats in the Seattle area.

Send us an email (seattlewharfrats at gmail) if you would like to get on our mailing list and find out more about our meeting in Seattle. We have been meeting for about two months now and we are still very small. Probably always will be small but I want to let it be known that we are doing this meeting for any folks that are interested. Still working on it! We decided to organize this meeting beacuse when I first got sober I looked up the Wharf Rats and discovered that sadly, there was no local group in Seattle. That's when the light bulb went on and I said to myself, that's because we are not doing it!

This has been significant for me and has absolutely been a postive influence in my life. My parents named me August, after the man in the song, and my middle name was given as Dupree, after that guy in the other song about diamond blues. And man oh man have I got the diamond blues now!!!

Hit me up. I could really use some support and am always happy to give back.

Nothing left to do but :), :), :)

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hang in there guys

it can only get better

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Joined: May 13 2009
Brother behind bars

Hey wharfrats could use some positive mojo for a brother in a bad way in jail beam some of that good clean energy to my friend, Robert in CoCo County Jail he,s got 10 years and i got 9 yrs 10 months,love ya all

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