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Food For Thought Re: Choice In Recovery



Lots of us, some more trepidatiously than others, came to LifeRing because we not just wanted but needed to have a choice in our recovery, and found that it’s working out quite well for us!

But the fact is, there are still a lot of folks out there who need it just as much but have no idea we even exist. Such was the case with Jon Sleeper, who posted about his recovery journey on his blog last year. We’re a little late on the draw but since we always appreciate it when LifeRing is featured prominently in an article or blog post, we’re pointing it out to you now.

The post is packed with loads of useful information as well as the author’s personal beliefs and experiences we neither endorse nor invalidate – you might highly relate to it, or perhaps like me, you might relate to some parts of it and not others.

Whatever the case, it offers real food for thought, and we give our thanks to Jon Sleeper for his post and our LifeRingers in Ireland and Northern Ireland for bringing it to our attention on their Facebook pages!

Happy Hump Day, everyone!


New Online Voice Meeting Starts Tonight!



LifeRing is pleased to announce another new online meeting has been added to our schedule, and the first one is tonight!

When: Tuesdays at 8:00 PM PDT, 11:00 PM EDT

Where: LifeRing Chat Room at To participate, Register/Sign in to the Main Chat Room at, and then start “chatting” via text when the meeting begins!

Convenor: KMarie

We wish KMarie and all meeting participants the very best!




Create Your Own Miracle – A LifeRing Member’s TED Talk

BJ Davis Ted Talk


BJ Davis, Psy.D., a LifeRing member we’ve also had the privilege of presenting as a Keynote Speaker at several LifeRing annual meetings, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of how he went from addicted ex-convict to the free man living a life of his own purposeful choosing he is today in a powerful TED Talk. 

BJ is living proof that belief in oneself makes all the difference in every person’s life – and we’re honored to present his talk to you:

TEDx  Sacramento TED Talk 

BJ is also Co-Executive Director and Clinical Director at Strategies for Change in Sacramento, California. For more information about this organization, please see here:

 We thank BJ for being a part of our recovery community and share with him our heartfelt congratulations for the work he’s done to help himself and then to help others help themselves. Thank you, BJ!

Website Woes

Update: The problem seems to be fixed (fingers crossed)

We’ve been having problems — origin unknown — with the website. Some people (including the people who need to read this) are unable to sign on to the site. We’re working to track down the problem and hope to have it resolved soon. Thanks for your patience as we work on this.

LifeRing Online — Let’s Chat!

LifeRing’s Online Coordinator, Steve S., recently reported to the board of directors that all of our online venues are doing well. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to give a little attention here to each of the approaches. All of the various online formats share the same goal as our face-to-face (f2f) meetings: to offer support for individuals seeking freedom from addiction. They offer that support by different methods, each of which seeks to appeal to people in slightly different ways. They primarily serve people without access to our f2f meetings, although some in-person meeting members supplement those meetings with online visits. Many people have found that they were able to get clean and sober using only the support received online, or with online help supplemented by other resources.

Let’s start with ‘Chat‘,

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