The Liver Spot Is Growing!

The Liver Spot, LifeRing Meeting for experiencing health issues brought on by substance use disorder.

The Liver Spot LifeRing meeting has captured the attention of UCSF, Stanford and Johns Hopkins to name a few medical centers equipped to meet the physical disruption and challenges caused by substance use disorder. Doctors and nurses and therapists are referring patients to The Liver Spot and our attendance is growing!

The Liver Spot is a LifeRing specialty meeting built on the “How Was Your Week” (HWYW) format and tailored to folks who are experiencing health issues resulting from substance use disorders. The Liver Spot weekly meeting is not limited to those with medical conditions—our meeting is open to all. 

We are so proud to offer a space for people to join others and openly share their fears, experiences, and future goals. We speak a language unique among those undergoing treatments and surgeries. In The Liver Spot, we have a strong and shared understanding. We don't offer medical advice and we’re not medical doctors, but we sure know a lot of ‘em!

Now, we are expanding our meeting time to ensure everyone has a chance to share. 

The Liver Spot will now begin at 5:30pm Pacific Time on Wednesdays. Adding a half hour to our original meeting time was something we all voted in. Separating this unique group into breakout rooms was unanimously declined. Increasing the meeting to 1.5 hours was met with an enthusiastic thumbs-up. Of course, we will still formally break at 7:00pm Pacific Time, but like most LifeRing meetings, we’ll keep the doors open for after hours’ levity. 

If  you haven’t had a chance to check out The Liver Spot—we encourage you to join us. We have a lot to say about the importance of abstinence! Trigger Warning: We talk freely and graphically about our medical conditions and treatments. 

For many, sharing during The Liver Spot is one way we reassure ourselves that we are all in this together, and we will see another day.

 


The Liver Spot
is a LifeRing specialty meeting built on the HWYW platform and tailored to folks who are experiencing health issues resulting from substance use disorders.

The Liver Spot is not limited to with medical conditions—our meeting is open to all.  We don't offer medical advice and we’re not medical doctors, but we sure know a lot of ‘em!

Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time

2 Comments

  1. Ann Brownie on July 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    This is a dream come true. Thanks so much for everything. Its almost as exciting as Panda Express Mongolian beef.



    • Bees on August 1, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks, Ann at aol.com. Very interesting comparison! I like to think The Liver Spot is even more exciting than the well-seasoned foie gras at French Laundry.

      No matter how you serve it up, The Liver Spot is a unique meeting for people in recovery who are also undergoing life-threatening health issues. We offer a safe and compassionate space to share stories and share hope. (Our core crew even includes two professional chefs who bring a little spice of their own to The Liver Spot!)