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

For more on that new meeting kit and other support, click here.

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'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 Great Britain

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Latest Activity

Byron Kerr is now friends with Allison Rogers and Robert
Friday
Byron Kerr left a comment for Robert
"Welcome Robert. There are LifeRing meetings in Vallejo and Vacaville at Kaiser facilities. There are also several other online LifeRing support venues accessible through lifering.org. One thing I discovered after being sober for a while was that I…"
Friday
Plain old Steve left a comment for Robert
"Welcome here. You can get your old self back. And, of course, after IP is done, there's plenty of Lifering meetings near where you're at, as you may well know."
Friday
Plain old Steve left a comment for Jarrett
"I forgot about that meeting as well! Cool that you were there, and yes, 2 is better than 1!"
Friday
Robert is now a member of LifeRing
Friday
Byron Kerr left a comment for Jarrett
"Ooops, sorry. I knew about the Lebanon meeting starting up and forgot. Thanks for reminding me. We are excited about all of the new LifeRing meetings in the east. I'm attending a CCAR conference in two weeks in Florida on behalf of LifeRing…"
Oct 13
Jarrett left a comment for Byron Kerr
"Hello Byron and thank you. Actually there's one LifeRing meeting here in Lebanon. It just started a few weeks ago. I attended this past week and it was just myself and the convener but that's a start right?! Hopefully as time goes on and…"
Oct 13
Byron Kerr left a comment for Jarrett
"Welcome Jarrett. As Steve mentioned there aren't any f2f LifeRing meetings near you, yet. We're always looking to grow into new areas. One way I strengthened my own sober journey was to start a LifeRing meeting in a new area. If…"
Oct 12
Jarrett updated their profile
Oct 12
Plain old Steve left a comment for Jarrett
"Welcome. No meetings in your immediate area that I'm aware of, but we have support here, in our online meeting room linked on the front page here, in our email lists and more. You can do it."
Oct 12
Jarrett is now a member of LifeRing
Oct 12
Byron Kerr left a comment for Paul P.
"Welcome Paul! The Greenwich area meetings are a thriving LifeRing community. I've visited them and they're a wonderful bunch of folks. One way I have used to strengthen my own sobriety is to help start new meetings in new areas. If this…"
Oct 8

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LifeRing Facebook Group Invitation

Posted by Bob Crosby on August 7, 2017 at 8:17pm 1 Comment

Hello, Fellow LifeRing Members:

I want to appeal to all of you to check out our LifeRing…

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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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