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

Plain old Steve left a comment for Mark D
"I either wasn't thinking of Bloomfield Hills or else missed it in scrolling through, or else it's not on the version of the meetings list I had, but that's probably closer than the AA."
yesterday
Plain old Steve left a comment for Stephanie
"Welcome here, and congrats on starting the sobriety journey. What led you here? How did you find about Lifering?  We've got support here, in our online meeting room, on our email lists and more. We don't have an in-person meeting…"
yesterday
Stephanie is now a member of LifeRing
yesterday
Mark D updated their profile
Friday
Byron Kerr left a comment for Mark D
"Welcome! There are LifeRing meetings somewhat near you. The newest is in Bloomfield Hills. It may not be super close, but you may want to check it out. LifeRing has experienced very strong growth in Michigan recently. There is also lots of good…"
Thursday
Plain old Steve left a comment for Mark D
"Congrats on starting the sobriety journey. We've got support here, our online meeting room, our email lists and more. We don't have any face-to-face meetings real close to you, but if you're in Ann…"
Thursday
Mark D is now a member of LifeRing
Thursday
Byron Kerr left a comment for Dave
"Welcome Dave. There is a strong possibility of a new LifeRing meeting kinda' near you soon. A person in N. Illinois recently contacted us wanting to start a LifeRing meeting. I'm not certain of an exact location other than northern…"
Dec 2
Plain old Steve left a comment for Dave
"Congrats on starting the sobriety journey, Dave. Unfortunately, we don't have any face-to-face Lifering meetings in greater Chicago, but we do have support here, our online meeting room and elsewhere. You can also try to find people in your…"
Dec 2
Dave is now a member of LifeRing
Dec 2
Plain old Steve left a comment for Snehal S
"Hyde Park? That's a new one to me. I'm aware of the closing one on Shoal Creek at Seton. Have heard nothing of any others besides the Cedar Park one."
Nov 25
Plain old Steve left a comment for Kathryn Hawkins
"Welcome here and congrats on 2 months sober. We have support here, in our online meeting room, on our Yahoo email groups, on Facebook, and our Delphi forum. Right now (note the qualifier) we don't have a face-to-face meeting in Redding.…"
Nov 25

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Wanted: Your stories

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Giving Tuesday

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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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