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*LifeRing Email Groups* Please look at your email from Groups.io for further instructions. LifeRing Email Groups General Email groups * LSRmail - ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/LSRmail ) The original, and largest, LifeRing e-mail group. In its seventeenth year of providing online sober support. The membership includes both those new to sobriety and folks with many years clean and sober. Originally created to bring together those without access to face-to-face groups, it has grown to include many who use it as an adjunct to their in-person meetings. Support is freely given and received from members around the world at almost any hour of the day or night. Overseen by founder and continuing listmeister Tom Shelley, LSRmail offers a friendly, comfortable, unmoderated atmosphere. All list communication is confidential to members only. * LSRsafe ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/LSRsafe ) - An email list for those seeking Support, Affirmation, Friendship, and Encouragement (S.A.F.E.). It’s a strong, secure place where we seek to nurture the ‘sober self’ that exists inside us all. This list is lightly moderated in an attempt to discourage disruptive or abusive postings, and personal attacks on members are not tolerated. * LifeRing Sober Living - ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/liferingsoberliving ) Have you been sober for a year or more? Are you comfortable with sobriety as a way of life, but still desiring interaction with a sobriety support group? Sober Living was formed for sober people who no longer struggle with cravings or the day-to-day effort of staying sober. If you want to know “what now?” maybe this group is for you. * LifeRing Secular Dual Recovery ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/liferingSDR ) - Sometimes those seeking sobriety also suffer from emotional and mental challenges that can make recovery more difficult. LifeRing SDR is a safe place to discuss those highly personal issues among people who may not share the particular problem, but who understand what it’s like to deal with life-limiting issues in addition to addiction. Whether the difficulty is depression, or anxiety, or some other emotional/psychological challenge, the members of this group will listen and respond with positive and supportive messages. LifeRing Organizational Email Groups * LifeRing Convenors ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/LifeRing-Convenors ) - For people worldwide starting or leading meetings or doing other service work with LifeRing. Do you want to start a new meeting, but the idea is too scary? Already have a meeting, but want advice? This is the place to get support! * ePals ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/LSRemailpal ) - for people supporting the ePals program. International * LSR UK ( https://lifering.groups.io/g/LSRUK ) - An email list for anyone in and around the UK who is interested in secular sobriety.
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  • LSRUK
    Welcome to the British LifeRing support mailing list. Our purpose is to offer a forum for recovery from alcohol and other addictions, based on abstinence. We are a secular group dedicated to providing an alternative to those which stress supernatural or religious paths to recovery. We believe that the only people who can really know what a recovering person is going through are people who have been addicted themselves and are working successfully on their own recovery. LSRUK is a sub-group of LSR, the international recovery movement.
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  • LSRemailpal
    LifeRing ePal Several times a month, LifeRing receives inquiries from prospective new members interested in what we offer. Usually, those inquiries come from areas far from the nearest LifeRing f2f meeting. LifeRing ePals is a way of combining both sobriety support and LifeRing information into a single one-to-one connection with one of our volunteer members. Inquiries to ePal, or to the Service Center, from people seeking our services go to the ePal Director. The Director responds as quickly as possible -- promptness is very important in dealing with newcomers -- with a warm welcome, a note of support and an offer to find an ePal for ongoing support and information. Without waiting for a response to that message, the Director forwards the inquiry, stripped of identifying details other than first name, to the ePals email group which is made up of members who have volunteered to be part of the group and who have met the limited criteria: reasonably solid sobriety, an understanding of the fragility of people in their early outreach for support, and a willingness to give time and energy to distant strangers who may or may not accept the support offered. The ePal has two primary objectives: 1) to offer support to a fellow addict using the LifeRing approach of a non-judgmental, secular, and non-directive response to the person’s situation. An ePal is decidedly NOT a “sponsor” in the AA sense. There is no claim of expertise or insistence on a particular course of action. Instead, there is an implicit offer of friendship based on a shared experience of addiction. 2) to encourage the person to become involved with one of the online support venues we offer, assuming face-to-face involvement is not an option. An ePal is not a substitute for a more comprehensive approach to recovery. Instead, it’s an effort to offer a gentle, friendly introduction to the LifeRing approach with the hope that the new person will want to explore wider involvement.
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  • LSRmail
    LifeRing Secular Recovery LifeRing Secular Recovery (LSR) exists to serve recovering alcoholics and addicts, and the general public, by organizing meetings dedicated to sobriety, secularity and self-help, and by providing educational information toward that end. Sobriety We are an abstinence-based organization. By “sobriety” LifeRing means complete 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 what. 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. Our meetings help our members strengthen their sober selves. Self-Help We believe that the only people who can really know what a recovering person is going through are people who have been addicted themselves and are working successfully on their own recovery. While professionals are welcome to attend our meeting as observers, and addicted professionals are welcome to join our groups, our meetings are run by alcoholics and addicts, for the benefit of alcoholics and addicts.
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  • LSRsafe
    LifeRing LSRsafe Group
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  • LifeRing Convenors
    LifeRing-Convenors is an online community for current LifeRing convenors -- meeting starters, meeting facilitators, organizational support people -- and those who have been or are considering becoming LifeRing convenors. This forum is private (unlisted) and only members of the group can post messages here. This email group was created to share best practices, talk about meeting issues, and raise general topics regarding convening. As convenors are a crucial part of the leadership of the LifeRing organization, general questions, observations, and constructive criticisms are also welcomed and encouraged. Please refer to the LifeRing BOD and Convenor E-mail Groups Terms of Use (TOU) ( https://lifering.org/wp-content/uploads/Public_Documents/Policy_Statements/BOD_and_Convenor_Email_Groups_TOU_Policy_(02-2014).pdf ) for additional information.
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  • liferingSDR
    LifeRing Secular Dual Recovery (LSDR) is aimed at providing support for those in recovery from addiction who also suffer from mental illness and disabling or limiting emotional distress. It is NOT intended to provide therapy and is NOT a place from which to seek the sort of help that only professional, trained people can provide. LSDR seeks to provide a place for sharing of experiences, giving and receiving support and exchanging ideas and advice about the interplay of addictive thinking and mental distress. General support for addiction issues can be found in other LifeRing email groups. And there are many non-LifeRing sites that provide group support for various mental illnesses. This group hopes to combine the two issues in a helpful and nurturing way, offering positive, non-judgmental support to one another.
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  • liferingsoberliving
    Have you been sober for a year or more? Are you comfortable with sobriety as a way of life, but still desire interaction with a sobriety support group? Sober Living was formed for sober people who no longer struggle with cravings or the day-to-day effort of staying sober. If you've been asking yourself "what now?" maybe this group is for you. Sober Living is a discussion group focused on life after sobriety. On the issues affecting your life now that drinking is no longer an option. If you're past "getting" sober and are now doing the living part (losing weight, looking for a job, exploring new interests, making new friends), consider this group in addition to traditional sobriety support. Sober Living is not a replacement for existing LifeRing support groups, face-to-face or on-line. Those groups need members with long-term sobriety who can provide information, advice, and support to those still struggling to find firm footing. It is intended as a supplement to address the unique needs of those who've built up some significant sober time
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