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

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 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.

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 Denmark

5. Lifering Great Britain

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daniel updated their profile
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Plain old Steve left a comment for daniel
"Welcome. Congrats on the year sober and making the decision. I venture you're familiar with Lifering Ireland?"
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daniel is now a member of LifeRing
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Jenny Brent replied to Liz's discussion What do people do instead of drinking?
"Exactly! And, when we're doing nothing, at least for me, it leads to depression, which leads to drinking, and so on. It's a vicious cycle. "
Monday
Jenny Brent replied to Liz's discussion What do people do instead of drinking?
"Hey Liz! I totally get this. Find a new major activity, something that you're passionate about or that you think you could become passionate about. Something that challenges you, boosts your self-confidence, and gives you meaning and a goal to…"
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Kara Truelove
"welcome here! support here in online meetings and in email lists."
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Plain old Steve commented on Raven's blog post 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.
"Keep on keeping forward on the sobriety journey and these other things will fall in place."
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Plain old Steve left a comment for Jenny Brent
"Welcome here. We've got support here, in our online meetings and more. Get what you need!"
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Raven posted a blog post

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.

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 I came out to family and friends that I really don't like men that way, I just did what was expected of me. I got married, had two children, got divorced. I realized after being away from ex that it isn't just all of a sudden disliking men and being gay. I just wasn't in a position to…See More
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Raven posted a status
"4 hours into my 21st day! I'm 8 days away from breaking my record of 28 days and that was 6 yrs ago!"
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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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Day 0

Posted by Sam on January 5, 2016 at 11:00am 1 Comment

i acted out last night and today in the morning again. When it comes to m.b.tion I have never been able to say NO. i dont even acknowledge that I do it. Like a drug addict, I am in deep denial about my sex desires and m.b.tion habbit. I always…

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Back again 5 days sober

Posted by Dana Mackay on July 17, 2015 at 2:05pm 3 Comments

Sad too say I feel by the way side once again I feel so weak and so ashamed of myself,why do I keep putting myself through all this misery,when I know the outcome is going to be chaos·

I just can't take alcohol anymore and the fact I don't…

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