Discover LifeRing


LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically indicated drugs. In LifeRing, we offer each other peer-to-peer support in ways that encourage personal growth and continued learning through personal empowerment. Our approach is based on developing, refining, and sharing our own personal strategies for continued abstinence and crafting a rewarding life in recovery. In short, we are sober, secular, and self-directed. Click here for additional information

Meetings, meetings, and more meetings


LifeRing offers meetings in the United States, Canada, and other selected countries of the world. Click here to find a local meeting. If you can’t find a meeting close to you, LifeRing has a vibrant online community with online meetings, email lists, Ning, the Delphi Forum, and E-Pals – a service for one-to-one communication by email or personal letter. Click on a link and explore your recovery options.

LifeRing Bookstore

Start a LifeRing meeting

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If you’re going to get clean and sober or just thinking about it, education is the best way to learn about recovery. You can start by reading these two books from LifeRing Press the popular introduction to LifeRing, Empowering Your Sober Self, and the best seller, Recovery by Choice, a Workbook. Both of these books are available here in the LifeRing bookstore

We are always looking for motivated people to start new LifeRing meetings. If you are interested, you need to have six months of sobriety and a desire for a challenge in life. Starting a new meeting is not easy, but it is rewarding, both for yourself and others. It can be a life changing experience. For more details about the meeting format, read How Was Your Week?, the LifeRing Convenor’s handbook. Click here for more information.


For those who are interested in learning more about addiction recovery in general and LifeRing in particular, we have two services available for your use.
  • The first service is a subscription to the LifeRing Blog. The LifeRing Blog post stories and articles about the art and science of addiction recovery, both the serious and the humorous side of this human condition. They are published, periodically, throughout the month and can be sent, via email, to you for your reading pleasure. They are also available to view on the website at Please click here for a subscription to the LifeRing Blog.

  • The second service is a subscription to our LifeRing Newsletter. This quarterly publication is chock full of interesting bits of news about LifeRing and what its members are doing to promote the LifeRing “experience”. For email delivery, please send an email to Subject: newsletter, with your name and email address.