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“Alcoholics Anonymous Struggles to Stay Relevant as Secular Programs Gain Momentum”

By Admin | December 23, 2017 |

  A recent issue of the Colorado online newspaper Boulder Weekly carried an article about LifeRing that made our hearts beat a little faster: “Alcoholics Anonymous struggles to stay relevant as secular programs gain momentum.” See the article by clicking HERE. The piece featured the founder of LifeRing in the Denver/Boulder area, Kathleen Gargan, who…

LifeRing Expands in Connecticut; New Meeting in Wilton

By Admin | July 15, 2016 |

The fifth LifeRing meeting in Connecticut will open its doors on Tuesday, July 19th, in Wilton, CT. The new meeting will be held at the Comstock Community Center, Room 31, 180 School Road, Wilton, CT 06897 at 6 pm. The Wilton meeting will join four other LifeRing meetings held at the Greenwich hospital. Learn more…

New LifeRing Meeting in Richmond, CA

By Admin | July 12, 2016 | Comments Off on New LifeRing Meeting in Richmond, CA

LifeRing is very pleased to announce a new meeting starting Wednesday, July 13, in Richmond, California. The meeting will be held at Kaiser Richmond Chemical Dependency Services at the Richmond Medical Center, 901 Nevin Ave., Building 2, 3rd Floor, in Conference Room H starting at 7 pm. Future meetings will be in the same place…

New LifeRing Meeting to Start in Berkeley, CA

By Admin | February 6, 2015 | Comments Off on New LifeRing Meeting to Start in Berkeley, CA

A new LifeRing meeting is coming to Berkeley, CA, the city next door to the LifeRing headquarters in Oakland. The meeting will be on Thursdays starting Feb. 12th at the Alta Bates Herrick Hospital on Dwight Ave. near Shattuck St. Meeting time is 7:30 pm. New LifeRing convenor Larry L. reports that “it is in…

Martin Nicolaus’s Prepared Remarks for the 2014 LifeRing Annual Conference

By Admin | June 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Martin Nicolaus’s Prepared Remarks for the 2014 LifeRing Annual Conference

Below is the talk that LifeRing’s founding leader wanted to give at our recent Annual Conference. Unfortunately, Martin Nicolaus ran into car trouble which you can read about on his personal blog Here. So what follows is what Marty would have presented to the Annual Conference had he made it on time:   Thank you…

Dr. Candice Shelby’s Presentation on “Biocoding” Posted on Website

By Admin | June 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Dr. Candice Shelby’s Presentation on “Biocoding” Posted on Website

Candice Shelby, Ph.D., an associate professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver campus, is a valued friend of LifeRing. She knows a great deal about how brains and minds function, including the biological, psychological and, yes, philosophical factors that determine what we are, and why we are that way. She gave a talk a…

LifeRing Annual Conference a Big Success

By Admin | June 2, 2014 | Comments Off on LifeRing Annual Conference a Big Success

     Concluding yesterday, June 1, the 3-day LifeRing Annual Conference in Santa Rosa, CA, came off without a hitch. Here’s a brief summary of what happened (warning, it relies on the not-always-reliable memory of the author).      Friday’s event was at the Arlene Francis Center, a funky, warm-hearted facility located on the wrong side of…

Spring/Summer LifeRing Newsletter Now Available

By Admin | May 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Spring/Summer LifeRing Newsletter Now Available

Carola 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.

LifeRing is Moving Up In The World

By Admin | April 30, 2014 | Comments Off on LifeRing is Moving Up In The World

  LifeRing’s Oakland office, long located at suite 312, 1440 Broadway, is moving to another space in the same building this weekend. The new room, #400, is one floor higher than the old room. It’s a little smaller than the current office, so we will be leasing some storage space in the basement for some…

Petosky, Michigan, LifeRing Group Shows How It’s Done

By Admin | April 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Petosky, Michigan, LifeRing Group Shows How It’s Done

A LifeRing meeting in a small Michigan town shows how it’s done when it comes to getting a little publicity. Petoskey, MI, population 5,700, has a pretty new LifeRing meeting and now is much better known in the community. An article in the Petoskey News highlights the new meeting and even has “LifeRing” in the…