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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Kristi G left a comment for Christian L.
"Thank you for your warm welcome.  I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of the sites.  Can't seem to use my IPad to get into the chat room.  Is that just a fact of life(ring) ha ha pun intended, or am I doing something…"
Kristi G posted a status
"Thanks so much Steve. I was able get into the chat room, finally through my computer. Ipad doesn't seem to work with the chat room menu."
Plain old Steve and Michael M are now friends
Plain old Steve left a comment for Kristi G
"Click linke for the chat / meeting room. Create a user name and account ( you can use same one as here, but you'll have to re do it, as that's a separate website) and enter the meeting room!"
Don W N left a comment for Michael M
"Michael, thanks for the "sober friend" invitation! Can't have too many of those!! In the past 4 months of DUI and Treatment Program, and the face-to-face LifeRing meetings, found that everyone has a story that is 100% different from…"
Christian L. left a comment for Kristi G
"hi kristi! hope youll join us in online meetings or chat so i can get to know you better. nice to see you here either way :)"
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Christian L. left a comment for Michael M
"sounds good hope to hear more from you. come to the online meetings sometime if you'd like, i really enjoy them and would like hearing from you!"
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Michael M left a comment for Christian L.
"Hey Christian, thanks for the welcome. I've been a bit slow to get going on this site. I hope to hear from you again."
Don Eason commented on Cynthie's photo

Birthday in L.A. 2013

"I been with Lifering for 4 years and it has help me out. Meeting people who want to be sober."
Don Eason commented on Cynthie's photo

Birthday in L.A. 2013

"Just a compliment, you look very well. How's sober life?"


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Jump Around

Posted by Mary Killian on September 20, 2014 at 5:54am 0 Comments

Maybe I need to cool it with the drinking.  You know, take a few days off.  Give myself a break.  My fucking head was pounding all morning.  Of course, it feels better now.  I'm four beers deep.  And switching to wine - yay!  My mind is soft…


Summer Nightmare

Posted by Raven on September 15, 2014 at 12:17pm 1 Comment

I was brought by ambulance to the hospital at the beginning of summer. I was having chest pains and trouble breathing and thought I was going to die. It turned out that I had pericarditis (virus around the heart sac). They also discovered through…


Thanks, JeffK - just attempting to navigate around this site.

Posted by Don W N on September 12, 2014 at 10:03am 2 Comments

Thanks, JeffK - just attempting to navigate around this site.


Thanks Plain old Steve - already been in contact with JeffK, who told me about this site.

Posted by Don W N on September 12, 2014 at 9:54am 0 Comments

Thanks Plain old Steve - already been in contact with JeffK, who told me about this site.


Recovery Happens Month

Posted by Bob O. on September 10, 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments

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