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Did You Know LifeRing is on Social Media?

By Bees | March 17, 2022

One of LifeRing’s greatest successes is our interaction as a community. We’ve extending LifeRing Community platforms to include social media. LifeRing meetings encourage crosstalk between group members resulting in a deeper understanding of self and personal accountability. This is a rewarding experience, but sometimes you just wanna post up a picture. We get it. We…

LifeRing Introduces Our First Family & Friends Weekly Meeting

By Bees | March 4, 2022

LifeRing Secular Recovery is proud to announce a new weekly Friends and Family meeting every Saturday at 10:00am Pacific Time.  This meeting focuses on the needs of people who have a recovering person in their lives.  The weekly LifeRing Friends & Family meeting is built on the LifeRing “How Was Your Week?” check-in format and…

LifeRing Offers a Variety of Meetings

By Bees | February 11, 2022

All LifeRing Secular Recovery meetings support people seeking substance use recovery, but not all meetings are online check-in meetings. LifeRing now offers a variety of eGroups, focus meetings, holiday gatherings and we’re happy to report some in-person meetings are reopening!  Here’s a sample of some of the many meeting alternatives for you to choose from:…

We Need You On Our Team!

By Bees | December 28, 2021

During this year’s Season of Giving, we brought you stories from volunteers, convenors, and LifeRing meeting participants. We hoped you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed sharing! Now it’s time to share with us. We’re asking all LifeRing Community Members to join our team. Spare change under your cushions?  Drop it in the hat!…

The Gift of Kindness

By Bees | December 24, 2021

I cannot claim to remember Christmas Eve last year. At least not with any genuine clarity thanks to my problem with drinking. This holiday season is a different story. I am present to embrace every sparkling moment. I finally admitted that alcohol was not my friend and looked for support. I found that support through…

For recovery to work, people must be empowered

By Bees | December 21, 2021

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –  Alice Walker Before discovering LifeRing Secular Recovery, I wondered why traditional recovery plans required sober-seeking individuals to admit they are powerless. Even the strict religion of my youth touted owning my choices because I made them, regardless of…

Winter Holiday Gatherings

By Bees | December 19, 2021

LifeRing Open Door Invitation Winter Holiday Gatherings – online open door – Zoom Link  ●  Meeting ID:  985 2395 6359   ●  Passcode: lifering Friday, December 24th from 8:00pm to 2:00am   ●   Saturday, December 25th from 5:00pm to 2:00amFriday, December 31st from 8:00pm to 2:00am   ●   Saturday, January 1st from 5:00pm to 2:00am – All  meetings…

Recovery Needs Community

By Bees | December 17, 2021

So, the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is human connection. – Johann Hari     I attended my first Lifering meeting almost 2 years ago, just before the global pandemic sent so many of us into isolation. Having spent 25 years in active addiction, I was no stranger to isolation.…

For recovery to work, people need choice.

By Bees | December 14, 2021

” My IOP program is still heavily NA/AA formatted. They ask me every week if I have a sponsor. I tell them LifeRing doesn’t do official sponsors, but I have accountability peers in 3 different groups there! ”  – Ashley, 155 days sober Ashley has recently joined the LifeRing Community. Like many others in programs requiring…

Give the Gift of Hope

By Bees | December 12, 2021

Let me introduce you to my family. They’ve been with me since I first stumbled over the front steps and crawled up to my room at 15 through the day I told them I was quitting some 35 years later. The shock on their faces was almost the same both times. “What can this be?…