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HEY uncle lefty

Where are you now? and where are you gonna be then? This will be my 2nd clean/sober show. after flyin' in from Los Angeles, I'm gonna need a meeting...8O) Oct. 13th I'll be 13 days short of 3 yrs.

Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.

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Is there even goin' to be a table at BJC?

Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.

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BTW

Come to the table, I'll be celebrating 10 yrs to the day of being clean! Last year I spent my anniversary at a Phil show. Guess thats how it was supposed to work out! Couldn't think of a better way I'd rather spend my anniversary then at a Dead show!

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wharfrats at Obama?

Will there be a table at the Penn state show? I hope to see all of you there! peace

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HEY JIMMY C

I WILL BE THERE AT PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hope to see you and many other rats.
peace,love and recovery
lefty

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JW

jw, You are wise to bring this up as most of us deal with triggers everyday. Its not the thought thats dangerous its what you do with it .Answer the thought with reasons why its not a good idea to use today and move on.Like Hoss said, it helps to talk with another recovering person about it. I needed to look inside and realize that no one or nothing could make me use, only me.Where are you spiritually?Do you attend meetings?Sponsor? These are things that work for me.I was fortunate to have an epiphany at a show in 89 when they played 'Not Fade Away' and we all sang along, I realized it was NOT necessary to artificially alter my mind to be part of the collective conciousness I know as the Grateful Dead. Anyway I hope this helps and you can reply openly here or PM if you want to contact me.
Peace, Love and Recovery
lefty

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23rd annual musicians picnic

Topanga, California

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23rd AMP

Any wharfrats attend?

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hey jw....

congrats on the 35 days bro, that's no small thing!

this is gonna be short & to the point, it's late here, probably sorta blunt too so please don't take it the wrong way

triggers are bullshit-they're a friggin' excuse to use again-just because we have a thought of using doesn't mean we have to act on it-if i remember how i felt (hopeless & suicidal) right b4 i got clean instead of only remembering the "good" times, it helps-talking w/someone else that's clean about wanting to use helps too-i don't "play" w/those thoughts when i have 'em, in other words i don't keep thinking about it-i used everywhere doing everything, so if i wanted to avoid "triggers" i'd have to move somewhere new, never leave the house & never do anything-that ain't why i got clean man so i had to start facing stuff right off the rip-i decided early on that nothing but me could make me use-if i got loaded again it was 'cause i wanted to get loaded more than i wanted to stay clean-that was a bit more than 4 yrs ago-i still listen to the boys & still hit the occasional show & it's even better than b4-if you're not ready for that yet, don't do it, you'll know when it's time-feel free to shoot me a PM if ya want or just post back here-love ya bro, you can do it!

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love the dead

Im 35 days sober and im finding that the music which is so much a part of my soul is somewhat of a trigger any advic on how to cope

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