This site exists to inform you about our group and
what we do. LifeRing Secular Recovery (LSR) was founded to provide
help and support to those who want to live free of chemical dependency.
LSR is a democratically structured
organization run by, and for, its members. LSR is focused on three
Sobriety. We are an abstinence-based organization.
Sobriety means abstinence from alcohol and illicit or non-medically
indicated drugs. In our meetings, we help one another make sobriety
the top priority in our lives. We don't drink or use, no matter
Secularity. As our name indicates, we are
a secular group, dedicated to providing an alternative to groups
which stress supernatural or religious paths to recovery.
Self-Help. Our meetings are run by alcoholics and addicts, for the benefit of alcoholics and addicts. Our purpose is to provide a safe peer-oriented environment where we can work together on our individual recovery.
We are an autonomous group, not controlled by any
organization or by any institution. By choice, we are affiliated
with other LifeRing Secular Recovery groups. We are free to shape
our meetings to fit our own needs and wishes.
If you're looking for support with your recovery,
we invite you to join us. If our limited meeting
schedule does not fit with yours, you may want to consider joining
our email support
list or online
chats (this link will take you
to the Lifering.org chat site operated by LSR).
The following are pointers to some useful online
- The ad hoc national site is LifeRing
Secular Recovery. It's a lively site, updated regularly, with
lots of readings, discussion groups, links to other sites focusing
on recovery and secularity, and generally helpful information
on addiction and recovery.
Press publishes a small but growing list of books and pamphlets
that will be helpful to people who are working to start and run
LSR meetings as well as those who are working on their own recovery.
- Tom Shelley maintains
the LSR email list - it's a busy list, with upwards of 40 messages
per day, almost all of them interesting, honest, and pertinent
to someone working on his or her recovery. To join the list, send
an email to Tom at email@example.com.