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

Kelli updated their profile
Jun 18
Plain old Steve left a comment for Kelli
"Welcome here. Been to any Greater Seattle face-to-face meetings yet? https://www.liferingseattle.org/"
Jun 18
Plain old Steve left a comment for Nancy Wagner
"Welcome here. Been to any face-to-face Lifering meetings in Denver yet? Lots of good people there."
Jun 18
Profile IconKelli and Nancy Wagner joined LifeRing
Jun 18
Byron Kerr left a comment for Melly Palomino
"The Costa Mesa meeting is in OC. We're working on N. LA and many other SoCal locations. We could use all the help we can get. Good luck to you and welcome!"
Jun 9
Plain old Steve left a comment for Melly Palomino
"Welcome here. We have one face-to-face meeting in Costa Mesa. That's the only in LA, but we have six in San Diego. See here: http://liferingsf.org/LRCalifornia/wp-content/uploads/Meetings/rtpPDFCalifornia.pdf Of course, we've got…"
Jun 8
Melly Palomino is now a member of LifeRing
Jun 8
Plain old Steve left a comment for Cecelia M Weeks
"You're welcome here, but ... and I'm sure you've heard this elsewhere ... you can't make your son sober. Only he can. But, if you're looking for a secular version of "al-anon," we'll do what we can."
Jun 6
Cecelia M Weeks is now a member of LifeRing
Jun 6
Byron Kerr left a comment for Jacquelyn Leonard
"Hi Jacquelyn,  There is a vibrant LifeRing community in Sonoma county. One of the most recent additions to the community is a meeting in Healdsburg. If you meet any of the folks in LifeRing there in Sonoma county, please tell them Byron says,…"
Jun 5
Plain old Steve left a comment for Jacquelyn Leonard
"Been to Lifering meetings in the Bay Area? Welcome here."
Jun 5
Jacquelyn Leonard is now a member of LifeRing
Jun 5

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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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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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