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New LifeRing Meeting in Huntington Beach, CA Starts Tomorrow!

We’re very pleased to announce that the old, defunct Costa Mesa, California LifeRing meeting is resurfacing in Huntington Beach as the Orange County Lifering meeting, and it starts tomorrow night!

Here’s all the information:

When: Thursdays at 7 PM, beginning tomorrow 10/19!

Where:Huntington Beach Senior Center, Travel  Resources Room, 18041 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Convenors:  Winsor B and Ginny D

Contact: oclifering@gmail.com

We wish Winsor, Ginny, and all new meeting members our very best!

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A Sweet Story: LifeRing ePals

LifeRing ePals is a program where anyone who feels like they’d benefit from one-on-one support is paired with a clean and sober LifeRing member via email.

Longtime LifeRinger Julie H. signed up to become an ePal and was eventually connected with a man from China seeking sobriety support. One might think it impossible to even communicate with someone when there’s a considerable language barrier much less create a supportive connection, but in spite of some challenges they’ve found a way.

Here’s an update Julie originally shared in a LifeRing e-mail group. We thought it was such an inspiration we’re sharing it with you here (with Julie’s permission, of course)…

“A quick update on my Chinese epal. For the newcomers who don’t know, he uses translation software to read and send emails between us. His sober time between relapses has been steadily growing and the length of each relapse is shrinking. 

His pattern before would be 3-5 days or maybe a week sober, followed by a 10 day relapse. He’s back with me today after a 2 day relapse which followed 27 sober days straight. 

It takes amazing determination I think and he’s definitely making steady progress. I’ve managed to find an App for English to Chinese which I sometimes use because he really appreciates that. He tells me Empowering Your Sober Self is now available in China which is awesome. 

By the way, I’m in no way advocating relapse but unfortunately it’s a fact of life. What’s important I think is to keep that pilot light on and to never ever give up. 

DDNMW 
Julie H.”

If you’d like to get an ePal or become one, please send an e-mail to Craig at cswhalley@lifering.org and he’ll be glad to get you started.

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Our First Meeting in New York State Starts Tomorrow!

 

We’re very pleased to announce our very first New York meetings have been started in Harrison, NY, and the first meeting open to the public starts tomorrow! There is also a closed meeting, which serves Outpatient Addiction Recovery Services (OARS) clients of St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Maxwell Institute, and the Port Chester Recovery Center.

Per Mark Fichtel, the meetings’ convenor:

“In our open meeting, we primarily serve the communities of Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT, and all are welcome. 
All our meetings for anyone who wishes to get clean and sober and stay that way are held at St. Vincent’s Hospital.  

We hope you’ll join us.”

Here are all the meeting details:
When: Sundays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, beginning tomorrow, 9/24.
Where: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Ben Duffy Room, 275 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528
Convenor: Mark Fichtel
Contact Info.: Email: mark.lifering@gmail.com
Mark’s also started a website, LifeRing Harrison NY
We wish Mark and all new meeting members our very best!
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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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