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 Marquette, Mich.

13. 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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Latest Activity

Plain old Steve left a comment for Rosemarie
"Feel free to ask more questions. A number of people here attend face-to-face AA meetings for the cameraderie, but then get further support and insight, beyond any issues/concerns with AA, here."
11 hours ago
Plain old Steve left a comment for Rosemarie
"Welcome here! How did you hear about Lifering and what brings you here?"
Rosemarie is now a member of LifeRing
Byron Kerr left a comment for Jennifer
"Welcome Jennifer, benzos are one of the most challenging addictions. One of the regular attendees at a LifeRing meeting that I convene has successfully composed a plan to gradually reduce her use of benzos to the point of abstinence. She took her…"
Plain old Steve left a comment for Jennifer
"Welcome here. We have various subgroups for people with addiction issues to various drugs. I think you can probably find somebody to relate to you. I hope we here can help you help yourself."
Jennifer is now a member of LifeRing
Raven posted a status
"I am taking things one day at a time. I physically and mentally deteriorate every time I drink. I am struggling very hard."
Byron Kerr left a comment for Chance
"Welcome! Congratulations on the sober time. Nicely done! We have several different online support venues here. The closest f2f presence we have is Colorado or Utah. One path that I used to strengthen my own sobriety was to become active by starting…"
Feb 3
Plain old Steve left a comment for Chance
"Welcome. Several years ago, we have a few members here from northern Wyoming. I don't know if any  of them are still maintaining sobriety or not, but I think at least one was from Cody or not too far away."
Feb 3
Chance is now a member of LifeRing
Feb 3
Byron Kerr left a comment for MC Cochran
"Welcome and congratulations on the start of your sober journey. There is one existing LifeRing meeting in Portland and another new Portland meeting to be starting very soon. In addition to the two Portland meetings, we have many different online…"
Jan 31
Plain old Steve left a comment for MC Cochran
"Congrats on starting the sobriety road. We've support here, in our online meeting room, and one face-to-face meeting so far in Portland:"
Jan 31


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Posted by Sam on January 5, 2016 at 11:00am 1 Comment

i acted out last night and today in the morning again. When it comes to m.b.tion I have never been able to say NO. i dont even acknowledge that I do it. Like a drug addict, I am in deep denial about my sex desires and m.b.tion habbit. I always…


Back again 5 days sober

Posted by Dana Mackay on July 17, 2015 at 2:05pm 3 Comments

Sad too say I feel by the way side once again I feel so weak and so ashamed of myself,why do I keep putting myself through all this misery,when I know the outcome is going to be chaos·

I just can't take alcohol anymore and the fact I don't…



Posted by Freespirit on June 29, 2015 at 6:39pm 2 Comments

“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift... for those who are willing to receive it.”



A quote

Posted by Freespirit on June 29, 2015 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there.”
Bucky Sinister

Mid-year catch-up

Posted by MaryA on June 17, 2015 at 5:33am 0 Comments

Here in the southern hemisphere it is winter and  chilly, but good for  working from home. Catching up with posters on Ning and glad to see a few familiar faces.

3 months sober

Posted by Thesme on May 15, 2015 at 3:20am 0 Comments

So I am three months sober as of yesterday.  I thought I'd take the opportunity to review what has worked in terms of my sobriety so far, especially taking into account that I have mental health issues as well as addiction.…


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