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LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based, worldwide network of individuals seeking to live in recovery from addiction to alcohol or to other non-medically indicated drugs. In LifeRing, we offer each other peer-to-peer support in ways that encourage personal growth and continued learning through personal empowerment. Our approach is based on developing, refining, and sharing our own personal strategies for continued abstinence and crafting a rewarding life in recovery. In short, we are sober, secular, and self-directed. Please click here for additional information

Meetings, meetings, and more meetings

LifeRing offers meetings in the United States, Canada, and other selected countries of the world. Click here to find a local meeting. If you can’t find a meeting close to you, LifeRing has a vibrant online community with online meetings, email lists, Ning, Delphi Forum, and E-Pals – a service for one-to-one communication by email or personal letter. Click on a link and explore your recovery options.

LifeRing Bookstore

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. All three of these books are available at the LifeRing bookstore.

Start a LifeRing meeting

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. For more information, please contact the LifeRing Service Center at service@lifering.orgClick here for more information.


For those who are interested in learning more about addiction recovery in general and LifeRing in particular, we have two services available for your use.

  • The first service is a subscription to the LifeRing Blog. The LifeRing Blog post stories and articles about the art and science of addiction recovery, both the serious and the humorous side of this human condition. They are published, periodically, throughout the month and can be sent, via email, to you for your reading pleasure. They are also available to view on the website at www.LifeRing.org/Blog. Please click here for a subscription to the LifeRing Blog.

  • The second service is a subscription to our LifeRing Newsletter. This quarterly publication is chock full of interesting bits of news about LifeRing and what its members are doing to promote the LifeRing “experience”. For email delivery, please send an email to service@lifering.org Subject: newsletter, with your name and email address.