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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Judy replied to AlinaT's discussion Acupuncture: Addiction Protocol
"Hi Alina, I'm into holistic, naturopathic medicine etc. I never thought about acupuncture treatments to help with staying sober... I'm on day 8 without alcohol. I'm going to check it out! Thanks for the post."
Laura left a comment for Byron Kerr
"Byron, thank you so much!!  As it turns out there is a chance that I might be going down to Tucson on Sunday.  Are there any meetings or anything on the weekends?  "
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Secular recovery stories wanted

Lifering is actively accepting submissions for Stories of Secular Recovery, a volume LifeRing Press will be publishing next year. Please help us make this a go-to secular recovery reference by submitting your story!  We're accepting micro-essays, poetry, essays, and longer works -- for complete submission guidelines and details, please visit …See More
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"Welcome here Laura, and congrats on Day 1! :-)"
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"Welcome Laura! If you visit Tucson there is a thriving face-to-face LifeRing meeting there. It may make for a worthwhile day trip. Our online support is always available. Welcome again. We're here to encourage you. "
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"Welcome here and congrats on starting the sobriety journey. We've got support here, in online meetings linked on the left hand side of the front page, and more."
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"Welcome Kenneth! There is a thriving LifeRing meeting in Seattle which you may find valuable if it is convenient. A single visit might be worth your time even if it isn't close."


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Secular recovery stories wanted

Posted by Plain old Steve on January 29, 2015 at 10:44am 0 Comments

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The slip that "Nipped it in the bud"

Posted by Raven on January 23, 2015 at 12:59am 2 Comments

 I decided to clean up and get my ass in gear, last Monday and went to a meeting. Yesterday I met with my ex boyfriend and had one glass of beer and bite to eat and then left for home. 

But what happened today is that I ended up at the…


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Posted by Raven on January 20, 2015 at 10:07am 0 Comments

I had so much to drink to last Tuesday that I threw up but that didn't stop me from drinking Thursday and Saturday. I broke up with my long term boyfriend, the only person I drink with, on Saturday night. Then since I was feeling so shitty…


Another year sober and going strong

Posted by MaryA on January 20, 2015 at 6:56am 0 Comments

Just popping in again at the beginning of the year -- my eighth year sober this will be on 17 March.

If you're just starting out, please hang in there. It gets easier and there's plenty of support.

Happy 2015 to everyone.

I am very pleased with myself for which I had accomplished these last couple of days

Posted by Raven on January 20, 2015 at 2:30am 3 Comments

I recently got very puking sick from drinking palm beach, vodka and cranberry, 6 beers, some white wine, and smoked pot too boot. That was last week. During my drinking period I noticed one night that I was drinking beer it seemed like each one…



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12 hours without using. Sad when that feels like an accomplishment. But in my case I'm proud of myself. One hour at a time...

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