Martin Nicolaus to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Meeting

Martin Nicolaus, one of LifeRing’s founders and its only leader until two years ago, will be the keynote speaker at the LifeRing Annual Meeting on May 12th at the LGBT Center in San Francisco. His talk is entitled, ‘Toward a Medical Model of Addiction Recovery, or:ย  Is it Time to Occupy Recovery?” The talk, which promises to be lively, is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. All are invited and admission will be free, although contributions will be much appreciated.


  1. Troy Spears on June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I was trying to remember the three points about how LR is like the 99% against the 12-Step 1%. (1) Bill Wilson was related to Rockefeller who helped by donating some startup money and PR for his book. (2) The alcohol industry created the disease of alcoholism to divert blame from their product. (3) ???

  2. Philip Henderson on May 14, 2012 at 6:35 am

    How did the conference go…. hope you all didnt fall out with each other… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Craig W on May 14, 2012 at 7:10 am

      All was sweetness and light! I’ll post at least a brief summary ASAP.

  3. JeffK on May 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    A big thank you to Martin for a great talk and great follow-on discussion! For many of us, reading Empowering Your Sober Self was a huge recovery milestone, and it was nice to hear and meet the man behind the written words. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. RASOLOMANANA Holiarisoa Fanjanirina on May 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Wish you to be with you but it’s not possible.we like so much the book “Empowering your sober self” by Martin Nicolaus and we use it in Madagascar.Thank you again
    Pray for all of you, we can.
    Fanja Madagascar