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Joined: Mar 16 2011
Better Problems!

I was just kicking in 1995 when I found out about the Wharf rats. One of the new comers in my homegroup was a Deadhead, and he explained the concept to me.
So far, I've been clean and sober for 15 years.
I still play music. If you are in Houston, come meet me at Last Concert Cafe, for a Sunday Jam
Only a few other musicians have given me guff for NOT using, but I know I sound better and enjoy it more when I'm clean. I'm not troubled by what I miss by being clean, I'm more troubled by what others miss by being messed up.

Joined: Jan 8 2011
Thank you Lord

today starts my 4th month without a beer or anything else alcoholic. Got a ways to go to match my record of 3 years, 8 months, and 10 days, but it's a start. And I thank the good Lord everyday.
God bless the fans.

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Joined: Jul 2 2007

You didn't nix Hunter in your list.
But August is not a girly name at all:
(from the Oxford dictionary)
# [adjective] of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
Synonyms: grand, lordly

# [adjective] profoundly honored; "revered holy men"
Synonyms: revered, venerable

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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Joined: Oct 12 2008
Hey Rats!!!

Well, I will have 3 years here on March 13!!!! yay! We are expecting a baby in August and I am struggling with Grateful Dead/hippie boy names. I love Althea or Berkeley for a for boys, I do not want Dupree, Franklin, Ashbury, Jack, Jed, Jerry, Phil, Bob, Bill, Mickey, Samson, Reuben, Quinn, John, Stephen, Casey, Lesh....any ideas? I think August is too girly for real life....HELP!!!

Joined: Oct 13 2008
The Wharfrat's Table Chat Room

I just created a brand new Java Based Chat Room where concert-goers who have chosen to live drug and alcohol free can hang out...plan online meetings and talk about the tunes that touched our lives.

Our primary purpose is to make ourselves available to anyone who feels we may have something they want. We offer support, strength, fellowship and hope.

We are a group of friends sharing a common bond, providing support, information and some traction in an otherwise slippery environment.

I hope to see you all there!!

here is the link to the room:

(Just copy and paste this into your java-enabled browser)

"Once in a while you get shown the LIGHT, in the strangest of places, if you look at it right."

- Robert Hunter

One Day at a Time


Joined: Mar 13 2009
Dear Not Again

Hey tea2trey, hang in there, Dude. you've heard all this before, and some may find it boring, but go to meetings! Do the Steps! get a sponsor! I found for myself that I need to do these things if I want to stay sober, or clean, whatever. Staying clean/sober is as hard for me as getting clean/sober, I put down the chemicals and booze and I'm still JUST AS CRAZY. I have a few years now and it does get better! You have to work at it every day, though. We forget how bad it was and start thinking it's a good idea to "pick up" again. ((WRONG ANSWER)) It always gets worse. Peace and love to all who choose to live life unaltered.
"Once in a while you get shone the light- In the strangest of
places if you look at it right."

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Joined: Apr 28 2008

Hey all.

Been a while since I've hung out here. Lots of changes in my life these days, but still clean, just for today. I just moved to SF, and looking for local Wharf Rats. Anybody out there? Just thought I would throw out a line and see what comes back.

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Joined: Nov 16 2010
Not Again

Been clean on and off since March 2003. Many relapses, I love being clean but when life starts getting good I tend to screw it up. I was very active in AA and just recently NA I love both programs but after some clean time I stop going and it doesn't take much to start up again. Been using little over a week now, stopped going to work, lying to everyone, isolating myself. You know the story. Today has been my "ween down" day. About out of everything. Have Detoxed several times using several methods. I'm ready to clean up again plan is day 1 tomorrow. Thank you deadheads that got clean before me. You have always been very supportive, hope to see you soon. Trey

Joined: Nov 3 2010
San Diego Wharf Rat

Hiya folks!
I just found this board-been doin the 30 days of the dead downloads WOO HOO! Yep-Clean is a tough road-but a worthy one...been at it for 18 1/2 years...clean date 5/15/92. Been to 99 shows, 33 loaded, 66 unloaded...
So...with regard to San Diego Wharf Rats...we used to have a "WHARF RAT" specific meeting (all "A"s welcome) at the end of Felspar on da beach at the fire ring on Friday nights at midnight...but it's been a long while since I have been there...

Not sure it's good to post an e-mail addy in a public forum, but PM me and we can chat...



Joined: Mar 13 2009

Just wondering if anyone's out there. Especially in San Diego. Again, much love to all those living their lives unaltered. Sobriety is not for the timid. How's that song go? "I need a miracle every day!" Well, each one of us IS a miracle every day we wake up SOBER. I know I am.


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