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 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.



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'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 below are clickable hyperlinks

1. Lifering Canada

2. Lifering Ireland

3. Lifering Ireland - Cork

4. Lifering Denmark on Facebook

5. Lifering Denmark


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Back again 5 days sober

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



Posted by Freespirit on June 29, 2015 at 6:39pm 2 Comments

“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift... for those who are willing to receive it.”



A quote

Posted by Freespirit on June 29, 2015 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there.”
Bucky Sinister

Mid-year catch-up

Posted by MaryA on June 17, 2015 at 5:33am 0 Comments

Here in the southern hemisphere it is winter and  chilly, but good for  working from home. Catching up with posters on Ning and glad to see a few familiar faces.

3 months sober

Posted by Thesme on May 15, 2015 at 3:20am 0 Comments

So I am three months sober as of yesterday.  I thought I'd take the opportunity to review what has worked in terms of my sobriety so far, especially taking into account that I have mental health issues as well as addiction.…


Sobriety stories wanted!

Posted by Plain old Steve on April 17, 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

Dear LifeRing Writers, 

Writing your recovery story and submitting it to…

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