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 with a dual-diagnosis background, for those 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.



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.


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 Utah

13. Lifering Washington

14. Lifering Michigan

15. Lifering New Mexico

16. Lifering Pennsylvania

17. 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 Great Britain


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Plain old Steve left a comment for Derek Hemler
"welcome here. we've got support here, in our online meeting room, email lists, facebook, and a delphi forum bulletin board. your closest in-person lifering meeting is in Lebanon."
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Derek Hemler is now a member of LifeRing
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Tony J Siepker
"Congrats on coming here. No Steps, just sobriety. We've got online support here, in the various subgroups here and elsewhere. We don't have any in-person Lifering anywhere near you, but drop in our online meeting room."
Tony J Siepker is now a member of LifeRing
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Raymond
"Welcome here. Congrats on starting the sobriety journey. We have online support here and elsewhere, and a face-to-face meeting in LA and another in the OC."
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Jodi Moreno liked Lindsay Emily Fowler's discussion When the screaming regret sets in...
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Jodi Moreno
"Welcome here and congrats on starting the sobriety journey. In addition to online support here, nd other online Lifering listed on the front page, there's plenty of in-person LIfering meetings in greater Denver. Click the Lifering Colorado link."
May 21
Plain old Steve left a comment for Chonda
"Congrats on starting the sobriety journey, and on wanting to continue this when you are released. First, there are plenty of Lifering meetings in greater Denver, as well as the online support here. Here's the Lifering Colorado…"
May 20
Chonda is now a member of LifeRing
May 20
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Posted by Raven on April 16, 2018 at 11:36am 0 Comments

For 16 years I was told that I was Bipolar and put on high dose medications, then told 2 years ago that I was not. In order to come down safely off of the meds I had to be clean and sober and I wasn't ready. But now I am. I don't like AA, so I am…


My AA predicament

Posted by Phil Groves on March 26, 2018 at 11:25am 1 Comment

I am a super-agnostic who has been attending local AA groups here in Prescott, Arizona. Some of the groups are sincere and open-minded. Most are riddled with superstition and magical thinking. Last night I went to a supposed agnostic AA group…


New job

Posted by Allison MacDonald on March 9, 2018 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

I have a new job...  And if not for my higher power I would not be the person I am today. To show up for the interview not hung over and be able to pass my drug screen. 

I had to pass a drug screen and FBI fingerprinting..   

Stuck at home

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 30, 2018 at 6:58am 0 Comments

Well stuck at home for a couple days while hubby recoups from surgery. Some one has to be home for him for at least the first week. So I am home till Thursday. Then daughter will be here wile I am at work.  Good thing I only work part time right…


Been a while

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 26, 2018 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

It has been a while since I have posted anything. Been almost 2 months since my last drink.  But I need to get back on track. I have been slacking. With the flu running rampet and working at a hospital in environmental services. and with people…


Today 1-15-18

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 15, 2018 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

A day in my life

I have to remember that today is a gift. That is why it is the present.

I have come to realize that when I try to make some one else happy and kinda put some of my recover to the side, it gets way to easy to keep putting…


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