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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JeffK left a comment for Jamie21
"Welcome here Jamie! :-)"
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Jamie21
"Welcome here, we'll be glad to help you help yourself."
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Jamie21 is now a member of LifeRing
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Byron Kerr left a comment for Christina
"Most of the meetings are in the Akron area, for now. We want to grow everywhere."
Feb 27
JeffK left a comment for Christina
"Welcome here Christina, and congrats on day 1! :-)  The online meeting schedule is in the chat room, linked on the left if you're interested in checking it out."
Feb 26
Christina left a comment for Byron Kerr
"I didn't see any meetings in Columbus?"
Feb 26
Byron Kerr left a comment for Christina
"Welcome! There is a thriving LifeRing community in Ohio looking to grow. If you get a chance, you may want to take a look at the Ohio meetings. LifeRing is always on the lookout for new energy.  "
Feb 26
Plain old Steve left a comment for Christina
"Welcome here, Christina. We've got support here, in our online meetings and elsewhere. You can do this, get support for doing this, and get feedback and ideas for doing this."
Feb 26
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 I decided to clean up and get my ass in gear, last Monday and went to a meeting. Yesterday I met with my ex boyfriend and had one glass of beer and bite to eat and then left for home. 

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I had so much to drink to last Tuesday that I threw up but that didn't stop me from drinking Thursday and Saturday. I broke up with my long term boyfriend, the only person I drink with, on Saturday night. Then since I was feeling so shitty…


Another year sober and going strong

Posted by MaryA on January 20, 2015 at 6:56am 0 Comments

Just popping in again at the beginning of the year -- my eighth year sober this will be on 17 March.

If you're just starting out, please hang in there. It gets easier and there's plenty of support.

Happy 2015 to everyone.

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