Coming soon the 2018 LifeRing Annual Meeting, click here for more information

Applause for the Struggling

By Gregg F. Hi all, I just ran a 5K race this morning. The same race I wanted to run for the past two years. The same race I passed in my car last Labor Day, racing to the bar to get there as soon as it opened. A knot in my gut made worse […]

Read more ...

What Makes Me Want To Stay Sober?

By Kathy B. [Responding to Lynda’s question why sobriety is better than drinking] What makes me want to stay sober? It’s a great question. First, I’d have to say I never want to fall down on the pavement at 2AM and not remember what happened. Or … being followed by some stranger in the wee […]

Read more ...

The “Just-One Genie”

By Diane J. Pauli, you wrote well about the “Just-One Genie”: <snip>Rest of the family knows I’m in a program and either not drinking or only “one.” Yeah, it’s terrible and causes me enormous problems. But a couple of “just ones” in a week is so much better than 18 months ago; I’m putting up […]

Read more ...

Breaking a Lifelong Pattern

by Jane D. [Jan had posted: Sorry couldn’t take it any longer. Had to drink, poor judgment but felt good (actually bad). How can I stop, I can’t talk to you guys immediately and I was waiting for some inspirational mail and that didn’t come.] Wow! I’ve been feeling just like that for the last […]

Read more ...