LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, anonymous organization dedicated to providing a safe space through our Face-2-Face and Online Meetings where you can experience a guilt-free, recovery conversation with your peers. We do this through the lens of LifeRing's ”3-S” philosophy of Sobriety, Secularity, and Self-Empowerment.
LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. Some have had negative experiences in attempting to find help elsewhere, but most people soon find that LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual. Click here to read more.
Check out LifeRing's latest book (2019) Humanly Possible Stories of Secular Recovery. If you're looking to get clean and sober or just thinking about it, reading is a good way to learn about recovery. You can start with two books from LifeRing Press: Empowering Your Sober Self - a general introduction to LifeRing, and Recovery by Choice, a Workbook - a guide to help you build an abstinence-based Personal Recovery Program. For those people who want a better understanding of how a LifeRing meeting works you can read How Was Your Week. These books are available at the LifeRing Bookstore.
Looking for a way to help yourself and your community? Start a face-to-face LifeRing meeting. We are always looking for motivated people to start new LifeRing meetings. If you are interested, you need to have six months of sobriety and a desire for a challenge in life. Starting a new meeting is not easy, but it can be a rewarding experience, both for yourself and others. Click here for more information about becoming a Convenor and starting your own meeting.
LifeRing is a volunteer run organization that is highly dependent on our members generous donation of their time. There are many ways that you can get involved with LifeRing: donating (in kind and cash), volunteering, convening a meeting, attending our annual conference.