LifeRing Joins Bayside Marin

Image: GG bridge connecting LifeRing and Bayside MarinLifeRing and Bayside Marin Treatment Center Join Forces!


Bayside Marin Treatment Center and LifeRing Secular Recovery have aligned to support SUD recovery. This is an in-person meeting held on Mondays at 6:30 PM and is open to anyone searching for support to overcome substance use challenges.

Bayside Marin Treatment Center | 718 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Meeting is open to all.
Contact Michael at for more information



LifeRing's new in-person meeting hosted by Bayside Marin Treatment Center is an unique opportunity to bring an in-person meeting to an in-patient recovery facility. As a former resident of Bayside Marin, I will bring a relatable connection to current residents and any alumni or “civilians” looking for an in-person LifeRing meeting to the San Rafael, California area.

I am a recovering alcoholic with 14 months of continuous sobriety logged thus far. If not for LifeRing I would have died of liver failure last summer. I am a 60 year old real estate broker living in Oakland, CA. My passion for craft beers eventually took its toll on my liver and my health quickly deteriorated. In order to take the proper steps to get on the liver transplant list, I admitted myself to Bayside Marin in April 2022, but I only lasted three weeks and had to leave the facility in an ambulance and spent the rest of the summer in the hospital.

As I lay in the hospital, my liver doctors told me about LifeRing and The Liver Spot meeting in particular. While a resident at BaysideMarin, I had a recovery plan that included attending AA meetings and finding a sponsor, even though the religious aspects were not part of my personal belief system. Finding a secular alternative altered the course of my recovery journey. Along with The Liver Spot, I began attending HWYW meetings and realized I was not alone and immediately found my sober support system through the LifeRing fellowship.

As an avid local sports fan and concert goer, I discovered that I could participate in the activities that brought me joy without alcohol and experienced these events with a new and fresh perspective. I was fortunate tp receive my liver transplant on 7/3/22 and thus began my second chance in life and plan to take full advantage of the new opportunities my sober lifestyle has granted.

— Michael A. | LifeRing Secular Recovery online and in-person convenor


LifeRing now supports over 2,300 people with substance use challenges every week. Please support our growing community with your donation.
Thank you for giving so many a chance to find their way to sobriety!


  1. Catherine H. on March 25, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    So proud of you!! Catherine