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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May the 4th be with you!

The month of May marks my 1 year of sobriety!  One year of looking into myself and finding many interesting facts; many of which I sort of knew, but didn’t really “know” or accepted as facts.  Like, I knew I could stop drinking and smoking cigarettes; but didn’t know how or why I never did stop!SOBRIETY, SECULARITY and…See More
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May the 4th be with you!

Posted by Don W N on May 4, 2015 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The month of May marks my 1 year of sobriety!  One year of…


Sobriety stories wanted!

Posted by Plain old Steve on April 17, 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

Dear LifeRing Writers, 

Writing your recovery story and submitting it to…

meeting places

Posted by susanne norback on March 27, 2015 at 5:04am 1 Comment

I am looking for a meeting place for a group I am starting, any ideas besides churches that would have rooms? If you have been to a meeting where was it at? Thanks!!!


Posted by Liz on March 11, 2015 at 12:54am 3 Comments

Hi Just checking in.

I am 2 years sober TODAY!!

I feel so happy and grateful.

Keep going everyone because stopping drinking WILL change your life for the better!


Posted by Raven on January 31, 2015 at 6:16pm 3 Comments

First I find out that I have been misdiagnosed for the past 15 years as bipolar and taking a huge cocktail of psychiatric meds everyday only to find out that I have Borderline Personalty Disorder, which requires NO MEDICATIONS. So, now they have…


Secular recovery stories wanted

Posted by Plain old Steve on January 29, 2015 at 10:44am 0 Comments

Lifering is actively accepting submissions for Stories of Secular Recovery, a volume LifeRing Press…


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