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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Don W N and Byron Kerr are now friends
22 hours ago
Byron Kerr left a comment for William J. Aills
"Welcome here! We have a f2f meeting in Seattle. We could certainly use one in eastern Washington."
Plain old Steve left a comment for William J. Aills
"Welcome and congrats on starting the sobriety journey."
William J. Aills is now a member of LifeRing
Byron Kerr is now friends with Alex and Kim Fuller
Byron Kerr left a comment for Kim Fuller
"I am willing to come to Sacramento to discuss LifeRing at the VA. It is part of my responsibility with the LifeRing organization. The local Sacramento folks are an option, as well. I'll attempt to contact the Sacramento LifeRing community. In…"
Byron Kerr left a comment for Alex
"There are some f2f LifeRing meetings in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. If you like, it might be fun to explore the LifeRing community near you."
May 15
Plain old Steve left a comment for Alex
"Welcome, and congrats on a month sober. Not sure how close you are to an in-person Lifering meeting, but click the meetings link on the front page. If not, you're welcome to an online one, to jumping in here, and more."
May 15
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May 15
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3 months sober

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.1. I set a date for quitting 2 months in advance. Two whole months. It was a really good idea. It gave me time to mentally prepare, and it gave me time to put a care plan in place. It also allowed me to plan time off work 2. Utilising health care supports. I planned my quit…See More
May 15
Plain old Steve left a comment for Lisa Jenkins
"I am convenor of one online meeting. I am somewhat active in the two "main" email groups and a member of the dual diagnosis one. I am a member of the old Delphi Forum, but not really active."
May 14
Don W N left a comment for Kim Fuller
"Kim - have you gone onto There is a section for professionals; you can also find the Face-to-Face Meetings, listing the e-mail contacts for the Convenors. They may be willing to assist with talking to your Groups. I have been attending…"
May 14


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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.…


May the 4th be with you!

Posted by Don W N on May 4, 2015 at 7:00am 1 Comment

The month of May marks my 1 year of sobriety!  One year of…


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…

meeting places

Posted by susanne norback on March 27, 2015 at 5:04am 1 Comment

I am looking for a meeting place for a group I am starting, any ideas besides churches that would have rooms? If you have been to a meeting where was it at? Thanks!!!


Posted by Liz on March 11, 2015 at 12:54am 3 Comments

Hi Just checking in.

I am 2 years sober TODAY!!

I feel so happy and grateful.

Keep going everyone because stopping drinking WILL change your life for the better!


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First I find out that I have been misdiagnosed for the past 15 years as bipolar and taking a huge cocktail of psychiatric meds everyday only to find out that I have Borderline Personalty Disorder, which requires NO MEDICATIONS. So, now they have…


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