We could not be more thrilled to tell you that after months of work with our contact at In the Rooms, a well-established online recovery community, we have been invited to host a video meeting on their site right along with all the other groups currently available to anyone seeking recovery.
While In the Rooms is a derivative of and still largely dominated by the 12 Step meeting format, they have become increasingly open to multiple pathways to recovery, and we’re very thankful to them for including us along with other non-12 Step groups such as SMART Recovery and Women for Sobriety, among others.
LifeRing Chat Room Meeting convenor Penny Pulz took up the mantle of getting us set up there, and the first meeting was this past Tuesday. Here’s what she wants to tell us about how it went:
Penny Pulz here. I did the first LifeRing meeting on InTheRooms on Tuesday. What a positive experience. We had 20 people there and they where thanking me for having another secular meeting on ITR.
Some of the comments from the participants:
‘I like how you describe having a natural conversation instead of feeling like I could never speak.’
‘I like the simple Addict / Sober self and talking to the sober self.’
‘I like that ITR is having more choices, and I will be back next week.’
‘You were clear about what secular is.’
You could of knocked me over with a feather after the meeting. I was prepared wearing my negative deflector… My invisible ‘teflon raincoat’… It was an uplifting experience to hear that LifeRing is a welcome group on ITR.”
Here is all the meeting information:
When: Tuesdays at 9 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern
How: You have to sign up to become a member of InTheRooms first, and then you can click the link below to join the LifeRing meeting. To Register to join, go to: https://www.intherooms.com/public/register
Convenor: Penny Pulz
Contact Information: You can contact Penny via her ITR page at: (but again, you must be a Registered User on ITR to have access): https://www.intherooms.com/giddaymate
Or contact our Service Center via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you there!
We want to thank Penny especially for all of the time and effort she put into getting this meeting in place, along with our 2015-2016 Board Chair Byron Kerr for making the initial contact with ITR, and Board Members Craig Whalley and Robert Stump for their ongoing support and assistance to Penny. We’re so grateful to have you working to get LifeRing out to everyone who wants us!