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.



For more on that new meeting kit and other support, click here.

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 or other information below are clickable hyperlinks

1. Lifering Canada

2. Lifering Ireland

3. Lifering Denmark on Facebook

4. Lifering Great Britain


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"Plenty of in-person Lifering in greater Sacto as well as the online here and elsewhere. Hope you're getting the support you need."
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Byron Kerr left a comment for Rose
"Coincidentally we may be starting the first ever LifeRing f2f meeting in western Australia. It should begin soon and will be for women, only. It will be convened by a woman in long term recovery."
Plain old Steve left a comment for Rose
"Welcome here and congrats on starting the sobriety journey. We probably have a few other Aussies on this list; use the search box to find them!"
Jocelyn left a comment for Byron Kerr
"Thanks for the welcome, Byron!  I'm beyond excited to start exploring LifeRing.  I'm in the middle of reading Empowering Your Sober Self and the philosophy behind this program is such a good fit with my own beliefs around my…"
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"Welcome! Your observations about support from the sober community are brilliant. Support never cured anyone. We can only cheer you on and share a little of what has helped others. You still do all of the heavy lifting. If you're interested in…"
Plain old Steve left a comment for Jocelyn
"Welcome here! Congrats on the sobriety work. Congrats on finding Lifering. I don't think Lifering has any in-person meetings at all in the Maritimes. But we've got online support here, our email groups and more."
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"Welcome. Plenty of in-person Lifering where you are in the Sacto area. Support here and elsewhere online too. Steve"
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New job

Posted by Allison MacDonald on March 9, 2018 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

I have a new job...  And if not for my higher power I would not be the person I am today. To show up for the interview not hung over and be able to pass my drug screen. 

I had to pass a drug screen and FBI fingerprinting..   

Stuck at home

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 30, 2018 at 6:58am 0 Comments

Well stuck at home for a couple days while hubby recoups from surgery. Some one has to be home for him for at least the first week. So I am home till Thursday. Then daughter will be here wile I am at work.  Good thing I only work part time right…


Been a while

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 26, 2018 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

It has been a while since I have posted anything. Been almost 2 months since my last drink.  But I need to get back on track. I have been slacking. With the flu running rampet and working at a hospital in environmental services. and with people…


Today 1-15-18

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 15, 2018 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

A day in my life

I have to remember that today is a gift. That is why it is the present.

I have come to realize that when I try to make some one else happy and kinda put some of my recover to the side, it gets way to easy to keep putting…


A hard road

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 10, 2018 at 5:55am 2 Comments

So Early tueday morning my husband walked out on me. He always seems to find a reason to be mad and angry. I am not drinking so he can no longer be mad about that. So now it is my job, how I do do enough for him, Money.  He lives in the past and…


January 6th

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 6, 2018 at 5:49am 1 Comment

Just not feeling it today. Have things to get done. I am looking forward to my family being together later today to do our christmas. Hard to get together when my kids do not drive. so have to do  a lot of driving to get every one…


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