LifeRing

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.

MORE ABOUT 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.

 

HOW TO USE THIS NING SITE

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.

LIFERING REGIONAL WEBSITES

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.

LIFERING INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

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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Dee replied to Dee's discussion Gonna try this again
"I'm in school and I work full time so my schedule is already very tight but I am going to look into it right now to see if I can work something in around my schedule"
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JeffK replied to Dee's discussion Gonna try this again
"Can you do something major today to mentally committ?  Go to some local support meetings, or maybe sign up for an outpatient treatment program? "
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Gonna try this again

I'm gonna have to give this another shot... I was able to refrain from alcohol for a little while but not for long... So here I am again... Just had my 35th bday and I'm hoping that this feeling of really being ready to quit is not temporarySee More
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Dee replied to Josie11's discussion Make up your Mind
"I do it all the time Josie... I just turned 35 and I'm trying to really commit to it now... It is very hard."
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JeffK liked Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche's blog post Thinking It Through: A Personal Reformation, Or: Life Viewed through the Bottom of an Empty Bottle
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Don W N commented on Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche's blog post Thinking It Through: A Personal Reformation, Or: Life Viewed through the Bottom of an Empty Bottle
"Yes - totally agree; I've found what I call my "sober friends" in these LifeRing meetings and blogs. They are the people who understand what its like to fight a simple thought or urge to drink or use. Even my wife (dating and married…"
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Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche commented on Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche's blog post Thinking It Through: A Personal Reformation, Or: Life Viewed through the Bottom of an Empty Bottle
"Thanks very much, Don! Glad you "saw the light" and decided that you needed to stop drinking. I was almost all the way through my wife's letter, which she had written during night, with me sleeping off a drunk beside her in the hotel…"
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Don W N commented on Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche's blog post Thinking It Through: A Personal Reformation, Or: Life Viewed through the Bottom of an Empty Bottle
"Thanks! Really liked the way you described the "Nietzche approach" - it must have been the 'group,' the 'higher power' that fixed me, got me sober; couldn't have been just 'me.' As you said, this approach…"
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Thinking It Through: A Personal Reformation, Or: Life Viewed through the Bottom of an Empty Bottle

Posted by Bertram Wilberforce Nietzsche on October 18, 2014 at 3:00am 3 Comments

Although I often think myself into tail-chasing circles trying to anticipate unlikely, unfortunate eventualities, I have been able to think through the ideas of drinking,…

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Secular recovery gets a lawsuit win

Posted by Plain old Steve on October 15, 2014 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Important civil lawsuit news from in the US. However, even the legal settlement may not eliminate problems:

>>The money, which includes attorneys’ fees, wasn’t his main object, Hazle said. “I just want to make sure that somebody else…

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day 3

Posted by Christine Clay on October 14, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

I am a little scared to get too excited about this being day 3. I have been here before.  Also am trying to drive those negative thoughts from my head.

Goodbye Girl

Posted by Mary Killian on October 13, 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

There's this guy.  We're not friends.  I met him through a girl I know, Lucy.  She's nice.  She works at the C-Town.  I get my groceries there.  I usually go the night before my son comes to stay with me, some…

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The Road Less Travelled By!

Posted by Don W N on October 13, 2014 at 8:29am 0 Comments

As I read through these stories, blogs, etc., posted on LifeRing, I'm continually impressed by the desire to change a life-style (or entire life!) and the strength to accomplish that goal - the day-to-day struggle, fighting the 'lunatics in my…

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Meditation -- from a Western classical tradition, not the East

Posted by Plain old Steve on October 7, 2014 at 7:21pm 1 Comment

A number of members of Lifering talk about how mindfulness-type meditation, which is ultimately connected to Buddhism in some way, is a part of their sobriety support.

Well, philosophy friend Massimo Pigliucci has a new essay up about what…

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