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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Allison MacDonald updated their profile
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Allison MacDonald posted a blog post

Today 1-15-18

A day in my lifeI 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 more to the side every day. I had a rough week last week and am surely feeling it. I have to set firmer boundaries and not let them get crossed or give in because it is easier. At group therapy today. We discussed Hero's, Allies and companions. Past and…See More
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Anna commented on Allison MacDonald's blog post A hard road
"I'm sorry about your husband. Hang in there!"
Thursday
Allison MacDonald posted a blog post

A hard road

So Early tueday morning my husband walked out on me. He always seems to find a reason to be mad and angry. I am not drinking so he can no longer be mad about that. So now it is my job, how I do do enough for him, Money.  He lives in the past and the future  " If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future you will keep pissing all over today"I do not know what our future holds. But I can not let that control my today.. I have applied for a full time job with another company even…See More
Wednesday
Anna liked Allison MacDonald's photo
Jan 9
Plain old Steve left a comment for Anna
"Welcome and congrats on starting the journey. The closest in-person meeting we have is in Lebanon. But we have support here, our online meeting room, email lists and more."
Jan 9
Anna is now a member of LifeRing
Jan 9
Plain old Steve left a comment for April Patten
"The 9th will be here tomorrow morning. Good luck and go get em!"
Jan 8
Plain old Steve commented on Allison MacDonald's blog post January 6th
"I love nature photography, myself. Hope you got the camera backpack and got outside!"
Jan 8
Allison MacDonald posted a blog post

January 6th

Just not feeling it today. Have things to get done. I am looking forward to my family being together later today to do our christmas. Hard to get together when my kids do not drive. so have to do  a lot of driving to get every one together. I think maybe get in the shower and kick myself in the butt.Been up since 4:30. Wanted a little quiet time with my coffee but that does not seem to happen as when I get up my husband has to come out to the living room to fall back to sleep on the couch and…See More
Jan 6
Plain old Steve left a comment for neeko
"Welcome here. We've got several face-to-face Lifering meetings in and around Victoria. Here's the list, if you're unfamiliar.  http://liferingcanada.dreamhosters.com/find-meeting-region"
Jan 4

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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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A hard road

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 10, 2018 at 5:55am 1 Comment

So Early tueday morning my husband walked out on me. He always seems to find a reason to be mad and angry. I am not drinking so he can no longer be mad about that. So now it is my job, how I do do enough for him, Money.  He lives in the past and…

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January 6th

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 6, 2018 at 5:49am 1 Comment

Just not feeling it today. Have things to get done. I am looking forward to my family being together later today to do our christmas. Hard to get together when my kids do not drive. so have to do  a lot of driving to get every one…

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30 days today

Posted by Allison MacDonald on January 4, 2018 at 2:49pm 1 Comment

I never thought I would say I have not had a drink in 30 days. But today I can say that. It has not been easy and I know I will have to work on it the rest of my life

I am still working on not isolating myself and still working on my daily…

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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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