How To Start A LifeRing Meeting

Generally, anyone in recovery from substances addiction, who is familiar with the LifeRing philosophy and has at least six months’ continuous sobriety can be a LifeRing convenor. People may, however, become convenors earlier. Occasionally, treatment professionals with no personal recovery history start meetings, but the aim is to transition meeting convenorship to a person in recovery as soon as possible.

  1. Find a meeting location and select a regular timeslot.
  2. Invite your friends in recovery and other local peers to attend the meeting.
  3. Email the LifeRing Service Center at service@lifering.org to introduce yourself, get your new meeting listed in our directory, and to receive your LifeRing Meeting Charter
  4. Review our How Was Your Week book. It offers a great overview of both the LifeRing organization and the role of the convenor. There’s also a free PDF version available of an older edition.
  5. Join the LifeRing Convenors’ Email Group. A great place to ask questions and to learn best practices from our international convenor community.
  6. Get the newsletter, blog posts, and general LifeRing announcements by email, please click here.

… that’s it!

Upon request, we can send you a starter kit. The $50 kit is offered to new convenors at cost and contains the following LifeRing Press publications:

You can make arrangements with the Service Center to pay for these items over time if needed.

Important LifeRing documents:

 

Additional information