Support for staying clean and sober the LifeRing way

A network of friends helping each other to live free of alcohol and other addictive drugs, based on the philosophy of LifeRing.


Please click here to visit the homepage of Lifering Secular Recovery, to get even more information about Lifering. Lifering's online support includes (clickable links in blue):

1. An online meeting room, with both formal meetings and informal "just chat" time. If the link above doesn't work, try this one.

2. A list of face-to-face meetings, updated regularly. (See further below for a list of regional Lifering websites.)

3. Information on how Lifering works, including its "toolbox" for sobriety.

4. Links to a variety of email lists, including ones for people who may struggle with food/body issues, a women's list and a UK list.

5. A bulletin board service discussion forum. (Note: Content is publicly visible.)

6. How to become a convenor and help starting a meeting.

7. Information on making a donation to Lifering.



1. Click here for a list of general guidelines for comment posting, blog posting, forum posting, commenting on others' blog and forum posts, etc.

2. Individuals' "status" messages are editable at the top of individual members' pages.

3. The forum section is for more general discussion posts, while blogs are generally more personal in nature. There's no hard-and-fast division points between the two. 

4. Groups may be for things such as particular addictions (like marijuana) within Lifering's support, or for using technology, science, etc. for helping in support and recovery. Discussion, support and focus in groups should be guided by the same principles of recovery support listed in the guidelines above for posting in the general area of this site.

5. Members are free to post videos, podcasts and other audio clips, and photos. There is currently a limit of 20 per day on photo posting.

6. Ning has many "personalization" settings for design of your home page, etc. Play around!

7. Regarding privacy issues, the front page of this site is visible to the public; individual pages, blog and forum posts not listed on the front, etc., are NOT visible to the public.


URLs for regional websites below are clickable hyperlinks

1. Lifering Austin

2. Lifering Colorado

3. Lifering Modesto, Calif.

4. Lifering Sacramento

5. Lifering Tampa Bay

6. Lifering Connecticut
7. Lifering Tucson

8. Lifering Sonoma Cty., Cal.

9. Lifering Akron, Ohio

10. Lifering Humboldt Cty, Cal.

11. Lifering San Francisco

12. Lifering's Facebook page

Please email Steve or Jeff if you have a new regional website or Facebook page to post here.


URLs for international websites below are clickable hyperlinks

1. Lifering Canada

2. Lifering Ireland

3. Lifering Ireland - Cork

4. Lifering Denmark on Facebook

5. Lifering Denmark


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Today September 1, 5PM (PST) Online Meeting

Today Monday September 1, Online Voice/Text MeetingHi AllEvery Monday in the "Voice/Text  Meeting Room" at 5 PM  PST, 8 PM EST, GMT 0100, CET 2 AM, LifeRing Online Text/Voice Meeting. The meeting is one hour, all are welcome, no pressure to participate you can just Listen/Text/Talk or just stop in and say "Hi".Go to …See More
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Bob O. left a comment for Kerin
"Hi Kerin So is this problem due to drinking?? I'm sure to get on the transplant list you must meet conditions and not drinking will be at the top. I have met a couple of ppl here in LifeRing that went through the process, I know one came out of…"
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Kerin left a comment for Bob O.
"Bob O., The doctors believe my liver is failing quicker than they would like and they do not believe my liver will recover on it's own before I will need a transplant.  My parents have moved from WA state to help care for me on a…"
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JeffK left a comment for A.J.
"Welcome here A.J.!  Sounds like a familiar pattern there.  It probably seems impossibly hard, unthinkable even, but it's really far easier to just stop for good and stop the madness, rather than keep going around that circle. …"
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"Welcome here Kerin, and congrats on maintaining! :-)"
Bob O. left a comment for Kerin
"Hi Kerin Do you need a new liver? What support do you have? Take care Bob O."
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"Hi Kymbrenae How are things going?? Curious if you were active in AA the last 9 years and did you go back?? Looks like you were looking for a different approach by posting here? Take Care Bob O."
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"Welcome here! There are Lifering and other secular sobriety meetings in your area."
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Today August 30, 8PM (PST) Skype Meeting

Hi AllEvery Saturday 8PM PST (Sunday 10AM Bangkok, Thailand) there is a Skype meeting, below is how to join it.To connect to liferingasia:1. Log on to your Skype account. (if you don't have Skype, you can download it for free).2. Add liferingasia as a contact in your Skype account.3. Wait for request to be added to be approvedTo join the meeting:1. Be On-Line 5-10 minutes before the meeting start time then, 2. In the Chat box, send liferingasia a message saying you want to join the meeting.3.…See More


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