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Keeper of the Month – June

Lifering’s e-mail groups are active, thriving communities of people who use them as strong sources of sobriety support, and many members often post remarkably written sources of inspiration, hope and encouragement that many other group members call “Keepers” – posts that they save for themselves so they can go back and look at them as often as they like.

We here at LifeRing like sharing these posts, with the authors’ permission, on our Blog so that everyone can enjoy them as much as our group members do.


This month’s post, from a discussion regarding the possibility of moderation, is contributed by group member Chris C.:

When I was in rehab my counselor asked me if my wife drank. When I replied in the affirmative, she asked if my wife was an alcoholic. When I replied in the negative, she asked why not? This is the story I told:

As a rule, I am not a white wine drinker. My wife is, though, and we always have a couple of bottles in the fridge. My wife opens a bottle of white wine and pours herself a glass. She sips on it for a couple hours. When she finishes the first glass, she’s usually done. If she pours a second, almost inevitably, she takes a couple sips, decides she didn’t want a second glass after all, and pours the rest back in the bottle. She corks it and puts it back in the fridge. She promptly forgets about it. She might use some of it in cooking, but by the time she decides to pour another glass from that bottle, one of two other things has happened. It’s either turned to vinegar or, despite the fact I am not a white wine drinker, it’s gone because I drank it.



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I ran across an ad online the other day that still has me shaking my head and chuckling under my breath a little. I guess since I’ve been posting about sobriety a little more these days Google Ads thought I’d be most interested in seeing it, and now they’re following me around everywhere online I go (and to think – all I needed was these babies, and for a mere $480.00, I’d have been home free)!

I suppose even though they’re likely not meant for my, ahem, demographic, and although I do find it interesting they’re meant for women in general (and by “in general”, I mean I imagine they were designed for the terminally hip, upwardly mobile hungover woman to wear on her way to the office, or on a date night, or her kid’s Saturday morning soccer game, or whatever, after a particularly rough night with white wine), suffice it otherwise to say…

I don’t get it, but still, I had to share.

'Sobriety' Sunglasses



It’s All Fun and Games…

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What can I say except wow, can you imagine what it would be like if this happened today?

Here’s my favorite quote from the article: “There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair.”

Ya think?!


LifeRing Annual Meeting Starts Tomorrow

Don’t forget – LifeRing’s Annual Meeting starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday! If you’re in or are going to be in the Santa Rosa area this weekend and would like to attend all event details are listed below, and here’s to having our best Conference yet!

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Spring/Summer LifeRing Newsletter Now Available

newsletterCarola Ziermann, editor, announces that the latest LifeRing Newsletter is hot off the press. See it Here. Featured are a number of articles about LifeRing’s Annual Conference which is coming up later this week. Other articles deal with LifeRing news about new meetings, dealings with other organizations, and how to donate.