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 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.

LIFERING INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

URLs for international websites or other information below are clickable hyperlinks

1. Lifering Canada

2. Lifering Ireland

3. Lifering Denmark on Facebook

4. Lifering Denmark

5. Lifering Great Britain

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Plain old Steve posted a discussion

Wanted: Your stories

We're almost ready to launch a new page on the LifeRing website: LifeRing Success Stories. The idea is to let the reader know that LifeRing really, really does work, at least for some of us. There is no formula for what we're looking for, but relatively short (up to a few hundred words for long-winded writers like me, but less is more in this context and just a few sentences won't be unwelcome) and positive statements about your experience with LifeRing.This isn't just for old-timers; we want…See More
4 hours ago
Plain old Steve left a comment for Krystal Kwartz
"Welcome here. Been to any in-person meetings in the Bay Area yet?"
10 hours ago
Krystal Kwartz is now a member of LifeRing
10 hours ago
Plain old Steve posted a discussion

Giving Tuesday

Hello LifeRing Friends, This may not be the most pleasant subject, but it must be talked about. LifeRing needs your help, because LifeRing needs money. We have done well with the help of so many generous volunteers and one paid part-time staffer, but there's only so much these folks can do. We’ve been brainstorming for some time about what we can do to improve our growth to the level of organizations like SMART Recovery have done. At this year’s LifeRing Conference in San Diego, we asked the…See More
Nov 29
Byron Kerr left a comment for Aubrey McGrath
"Welcome Aubrey! We offer sober support here and on several other online formats. There are currently no f2f meetings nearby but hopefully there will be. We are always looking to grow. You may find our message especially attractive. We don't ask…"
Nov 28
Aubrey McGrath is now a member of LifeRing
Nov 28
AB updated their profile
Nov 27
Plain old Steve left a comment for AB
""Welcome here! Congrats on starting the sober journey. We have a face-to-face meeting in Seattle if you're not aware: Seattle Thursday 8:00pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church 105 Address: 7500 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103"
Nov 26
Profile IconAB and Chris Duncan joined LifeRing
Nov 26
Plain old Steve left a comment for Chris Duncan
"Welcome here! Congrats on starting the sober journey. We have a face-to-face meeting in Seattle if you're not aware: Seattle Thursday 8:00pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church 105 Address: 7500 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103 USA Focus: How Was…"
Nov 26
Angie commented on Angie's blog post Not well physically
"It is not a simple case with me never is though. I have been thru so much stress, trauma, abuse, loss, stress that something in my brain snapped showing physical symptoms first. Last 2 weeks i am seeing the mental to the poinit when i saw my shrink…"
Nov 24
Plain old Steve commented on Angie's blog post Not well physically
"Sorry I missed this at the time, though I have seen you in the online chat/meeting room since then, as I was on vacation at the time you posted. Do you have any updates on how you're doing, Angie?"
Nov 24

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Not well physically

Posted by Angie on November 6, 2016 at 4:10pm 2 Comments

I have not kept a thing in me for 22 very long exhausting tiring days. Get sent from one person to another in and out of the ER (am diabetic now too) Had blood sugar under 20 (under 1 for those in UK and Australia) Only one really trying to help…

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I am Spiritual but not religeous. I know I am being helped along the way, because I have facing such advesity in only 3weeks in recovery today.

Posted by Raven on June 25, 2016 at 4:40am 1 Comment

One week into my sobriety, my ex and I broke up on bad terms after 14yrs in a relation ship, friends for 7 years before that. So he is twelve years older than me. He is 56 and I am 44.

The second week of sobriety…

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Flying Blindse

Posted by Raven on May 9, 2016 at 2:05am 2 Comments

I am bipolar after all. I ran into a problem with my lithium. 2 years ago it contributed to causing me to have hypothyroidism.  Now they had to lower my normal dose because it was giving me heart pain, pounding and fluttering and skipping beets.…

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Flying Blindse

Posted by Raven on May 9, 2016 at 2:01am 0 Comments

I am bipolar after all. I ran into a problem with my lithium. 2 years ago it contributed to causing me to have hypothyroidism.  Now they had to lower my normal dose because it was giving me heart pain, pounding and fluttering and skipping beets.…

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Everyone around me drinks.

Posted by Mason Hicks on March 29, 2016 at 12:42pm 1 Comment

     I think one of my biggest problems at this time is that my family outside of my house all drink. The exceptions being my in-laws and my wife. My father is an admitted alcoholic who will not stop. My youngest sister still lives with him and…

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Day 0

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…

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