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 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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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…


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.

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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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