I wanted to touch up on a previous blog that was shared about music and sobriety and thought it would be important to share. I also realized that it is therapeutic and healthy for me to purge some of these stories regardless if anyone is actually following along and actually reading any of this. So anyways, back to the point of this story. I was at an outdoor concert venue at an absolutely breathtaking amphitheater nestled in the rocky mountains of beautiful Colorado in a small town called Morrison. Ever heard of it? The amphitheater is actually called Red Rocks Amphitheater. The red solid rocks are what gives it an amazing outdoor sound and reverberation. I would highly recommend you put that venue on your bucket list prior to not being able to enjoy a good music concert.
So long story short I was now almost 4 years clean and sober and therefore felt extremely safe about going to the show with full confidence I would be able to stay out of trouble. And before I share the whole moral of the story, I will just tell you now unless you don’t want to hear so cover your eyes as a spoiler alert is going off. I stayed clean and sober the entire time. But here is what the problem was. I was suddenly ambushed by a fellow individual in the crowed. He asked if I could hold his beer and pipe loaded to the brim with high grade THC in it. My mouth started to water and I felt that Lucifer himself placed this man in front of me. The stupid thing is that I actually grabbed the items for him and did hold them. There was no thought to the dangers associated with even touching the substances. I learned really quick then that it is always a good idea to use the buddy system; especially at a concert. So moral of the story now. Don’t think you have your addiction licked just because you have some clean time behind the belt. I eventually handed back the times to the gentleman and had to literally leave the side of the amphitheater we were on in order to preserve what matters most to me. So in ending, I ask…what is most important for you?
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