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Please Help With the “What is Recovery?” Survey

LifeRing is reaching out to all who’ve been involved with us so that we can be represented in this landmark project.  If you are a person in recovery, we hope that you will contribute your lived experiences to this important effort. Please go to

The survey is being conducted nationwide by the Alcohol Research Group in an effort to gather basic information about recovery from the best source imaginable: people in recovery. It takes about 20 minutes. No identifying information is asked for or gathered and all participants are completely anonymous. We want to make sure that the LifeRing point of view is well-represented in the study, although, of course, all answers should be completely honest.

LifeRing  will not know whether you decide to participate or not; your participation is entirely voluntary.  The survey is anonymous and your answers will be confidential.  For more information about the project and to access the survey, please visit the study’s web site at

Please consider participating in this important project.  Go to the “What Is Recovery” web site ( and add your voice.  Help broaden public understanding of recovery and help LifeRing become better known in the recovery world.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Thank you for helping with this important research.


LifeRing Bylaw Committee Seeks Your Help

A message from Jeff K., chairman of the newly formed LifeRing Bylaws Committee:

A group of us have begun to form and staff a Lifering committee that will
probably do a number of things, but will first be tasked with coming up with a
formal proposal to implement absentee voting at the next LifeRing Congress. This
was initiated at the 2012 Congress, the details are HERE

The goal of this effort is to give people a more direct say in how
Lifering evolves in the future, without placing unnecessary burdens on people
who are not local to the location of the annual Congress.

Currently, the Congress is the supreme deliberative and legislative body within

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LifeRing Office on Vacation 6/18 to 6/22

The LifeRing Service Center will be closed from June 18th to the 22nd. Robert Stump, our Executive Director and office manager will be taking a well-deserved vacation. Efforts will continue to answer emails and return phone messages, but there could be delays.

LifeRing Board Adopts Several New Policies

The LifeRing Board of Directors met last night, June 10, and adopted several policies that represent change and forward movement. In summary, the motions adopted – all unanimously – were as follows:

— A committee structure to bring a more systematic approach to efforts for growth and efficiency;

— A Terms of Use policy to be used if needed on the LifeRing Email groups concerned with governance issues;

— A policy regarding Motions to the Board calling for changes in direction from the membership;

— And a structure for appointing Regional Representatives for various areas around the United States, plus one for our international meetings.

More details after the jump …

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Seeking an Individual who thrives in a challenging, stimulating, and rewarding environment.

Qualifications: A person with 6 month sobriety with a desire to convene a meeting of, and interact  with, a delightful, funny, highly entertaining and thoughtfully provocative bunch of former drunks and drug addicts.

Time: Meets every Tuesday @ 6:35 pm.

Place: Oakland CDRP, Room 5, 969 Broadway, Oakland, CA (Right next to BART, 2nd floor of the Smart & Final Building)

Length of service: 6 month or longer or trade off with another convenor every other week for 6 months.

Pay: The well-earned gratitude of those whose life is being changed, in part because of you.

Please contact the Service Center at about this fine opportunity or let us know if you’d be interested in convening a LifeRing meeting elsewhere.