CLARITY STATEMENT: My intention for this group was to gather with other Deadheads in Recovery in our homes or otherwise drug and alcohol free settings to listen to Grateful Dead Music, or watch Grateful Dead video, while we socialize around the music, recovery, finger foods, etc.... A hangout of sorts.
Wharf Rats are a group of concert-goers who have chosen to live drug and alcohol free.
Their primary purpose is to support other concert goers who choose to live drug-free, like themselves. They announce their presence with yellow balloons, signs, and the Wharf Rats information table. At a set break during Grateful Dead (and related) concerts they would hold 12-step style meetings but are not affiliated specifically with any 12-Step organization and have no requirement for attendance at one of their meetings besides providing some helpful sober fellowship.
The Wharf Rats see themselves as "a group of friends sharing a common bond, providing support, information and some traction in an otherwise slippery environment."
In starting this Meetup Group, I'm hoping to have Meetups where we can gather and listen to and/or watch Grateful Dead and related music or videos in a safe and clean environment. Food, Fun and Fellowship.