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New ‘In the Rooms’ LifeRing Video Meeting!

 

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:

“Hi Lifers, 

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

Wherehttps://www.intherooms.com/livemeetings/check?meeting_id=247

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

The ITR LifeRing Meeting link: FYI: Once you’ve registered, please click on MyProfile, click on MyAccount, and choose what email notices you want and don’t want from InTheRooms.

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: service@lifering.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!

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LifeRing and Facing Addiction: Your Recovery Story Is Needed!

 

Hey LifeRingers!

Who among you would like to share your secular recovery story?

Facing Addiction is partnering with us on a project/publication called “Multiple Pathways of Recovery” in which LifeRing, SMART Recovery, Women For Sobriety, and other mutual aid groups as well as other recovery resources will be featured. 

Each group is providing an individual’s brief (100 words or less) testimonial using their full name or first name and last initial along with their photo to put a real face on recovery.

Here are a couple of examples of what they’re looking for, taken from another organization’s submissions so far:

“I love that … focuses on recovery rather than addiction.”

“In every … meeting something extraordinary and unique happens: for 60-90 minutes, individuals – strangers – put their heads and hearts, their hopes and fears, and their courage together to create a living, breathing community…and leave forever changed.”

Your participation would mean the world to us – and to everyone out there who needs choice in recovery – so if you’d like to share your story, please e-mail Ewa C., our Project Coordinator working with Facing Addiction, at: ewa@lifering.org 

Your submissions are needed by the end of the month (June 2017); we’re really looking forward to hearing from you!

Many thanks and heartfelt gratitude to you all.

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New Meeting in San Diego Starts 5/22!

 

We’re pleased to announce we have added another meeting to our growing presence in San Diego, California, and this one begins next Monday, May 22.

Here’s all the meeting information:

When: Mondays at 12:00 PM

Where: True Life Center, 4520 Executive Drive Suite 225, San Diego, CA 92121

Convenor: Ryan O.

Contact Info.: Email: liferingsandiego@gmail.com

We wish Ryan and all new meeting members our best!

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New Meeting in Edwards, CO Starting Tomorrow, 5/17!

 

We’re very pleased to announce another LifeRing meeting has come to the Vail area in Edwards, Colorado, and the first one starts tomorrow, May 17th!

Here’s the meeting information:

When: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, beginning May 17th.

Where: Trinity Baptist Church, Building A (Upper level of Cabin Building), 90 Lariat Loop, Edwards, CO 81632

Convenor: Erika S.

Contact Info.: Telephone (970) 445-0821, Email: liferingvail@yahoo.com

We wish Erika and all new meeting members our very best!

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New Meeting in Vancouver, BC Starts May 4th!

 

A new meeting will begin next Thursday May 4th, our second LifeRing meeting in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. All the information is below:

When: Thursdays at 7:00 PM, beginning May 4th.

Where: Three Bridges Community Health Centre, 1292 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1W2 Canada 

Convenor/Meeting Focus: Peter O./How Was Your Week?

Convenor Contact Info.: Email – banks.moss@gmail.com

We wish Peter and all new meeting members our very best!

 

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