Tag Archives: Self-direction

Revived Meeting in Lebanon, PA Starts Tonight!

 

In April 2016 a new meeting started in Lebanon, PA has been revived anew with a new convenor, day, and time. We just got all the information, so here it is – if you live in the area, we hope you’ll check it out!

When: Tuesdays from 6 – 7 PM, beginning tonight 9/19!

Where: Lebanon Recovery Center, 701 Chestnut Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania  17042

Convenor: Michael H. 

Contact Info.: Phone: (717) 469-2874

We wish Michael and all meeting members our very best!

 

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New Meeting in Bloomfield Hills, MI!

We are pleased to announce a new meeting will be starting in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – our first in the Detroit area – this Saturday, September 9th.

The meeting’s convenor, Alan, took it upon himself to start this meeting on his own, first by securing a meeting space at the gracious Birmingham Unitarian Church and then contacting us to let us know so he would have all of his “t’s” crossed and his “i’s” dotted. We sent him our New Meeting Starter Kit, and kaboom! New meeting started. The rest, we hope, will have a long and happy history! 

Here’s all the information:

When: Saturdays at 12:00 PM, beginning this Saturday, September 9th.

Where: Birmingham Unitarian Church (Woodward Avenue at Lone Pine Road), 38561 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48034

Convenor: Alan F.

Contact Information: E-mail: alanfeiler@gmail.com

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

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New Meeting Friday Mornings in Longmont, CO Starts Tomorrow!

 

We’re thrilled to announce that our dynamic LifeRingers in Colorado have done it again! They reached out to the Behavioral Health Group in Longmont, which specializes in opiate addiction treatment using multiple pathways, including MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) therapy, who were extremely receptive to the recovery approach that LifeRing offers and starting a meeting in their facility.

In addition to serving with their community, they’ve also been reaching out to correctional institutions in their area to offer inmates hope for recovery, and we couldn’t be more grateful to become a part of their outreach.

This meeting will serve the patients receiving treatment at their center and is also open to the public.

Here’s all the meeting information:

When: Fridays at 6:00 AM – first meeting is on 7/28/17
Where: Behavioral Health Group,  850 23rd Avenue, Unit A, Longmont, CO 80501
Convenor: Gary G. 
Convenor Contact Information: Phone: 720-326-4401 Email: garytaylorgibbs@yahoo.com

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

 

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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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