The California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors held their annual get-together this past weekend and LifeRing was there. Joe Mott, a LifeRing board member, and Cat H., an active member, manned a table in the exhibitor’s area for the largest annual gathering of California treatment professionals. Joe and Cat reported that they receive very warm responses from many in attendance, including requests that LifeRing meetings be started at or near various treatment facilities. It was a strong affirmation of the increasing demand for exactly what LifeRing offers: a secular approach to recovery that respects the intelligence and motivation of each member. Cat reported that “Overall people were very happy to see us, and agree there needs to be alternatives to AA.”