This week on HF Pod, we're bringing you something a little different. Two longtime listeners, Jason and Mike, join us to talk about an important topic—their experiences with addiction and recovery, and their experiences in the Phish community. We also play some music. You may have read the GQ article that came out yesterday, which featured Trey and a bunch of other musicians talking about how to thrive creatively without drinking or doing drugs. Also mentioned in this episode are The Phellowship and Trey's drug court speech from 2011.
We realize this topic is heavy and a little uncomfortable. And although this was recorded a couple weeks before the GQ article came out, Trey has been becoming more open about his experiences recently, including on SiriusXM's "Ask Trey" and through the stories on his solo tour.
One of the wonderful things about this community is that there is really a place for everyone. That's why things like The Phellowship are so important. And Jason and Mike both express the opinion that when they go to shows, they realize that some people are drinking or using drugs, and some people are just there for the music, and that they accept everyone as they are. And we all owe it to each other to do the same.
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