LifeRing’s First Co-occurring Disorders Meeting

Co-Occurring Disorders

Since our first co-occurring disorders focus meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2021 — LifeRing has added four new co-occurring disorders meetings throughout the week including one for Polish-speakers diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.  To see the latest LifeRing Focus Meetings, please refer to the LifeRing Online Meetings Page | Focus Meetings Breakout Menu at the bottom of the weekly meetings schedule. 

ifeRing is proud to introduce our first Co-occurring Disorders specialty meeting. Pioneer Michele K. convenes this new LifeRing meeting about co-occurring disorders that includes alcohol and other substance disorders and mental and emotional health issues. These specialty meetings are held on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm PST.

Michele has been a LifeRing member via Zoom for well over a year. She has been sober since June, 2019. She serves as a convener for the Tuesday 9:00 a.m. topic meeting as well as serving on the Meeting and Convener’s Committee, and the Outreach Committee. She became a member of the LifeRing board this summer.

In addition to her volunteer work with LifeRing, Michele was certified as a Peer Recovery Supporter by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is a member of the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition, an organization with a focus on fighting human trafficking.

Michele is the author of the book Keeping Covid Sober: One Isolated Drinker’s Journey through a Quarantined Pandemic and has a website where you can connect with her at


The Co-occurring Disorders Meeting is a LifeRing specialty meeting built on the HWYW platform and tailored to people in recovery with co-occurring disordersThis meeting is  open to all.

Wednesdays at 12:00 pm Pacific Time



  1. Robert on September 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

    LifeRing has a new meeting starting this Sunday at 6:30 PM PST.

    6:30pm to 7:30pm Zoom Meeting ID: 979 8013 4499, Passcode: lifering, Co-Occurring Disorders Meeting, CA., Meeting is open to all.

    URL link:

    Check out

  2. Pam on September 22, 2021 at 2:29 am

    This is a fantastic idea. Unfortunately I can’t attend at this time due to working however if there was one in the evening I’d be very interested.