Start a Face-to-Face Meeting
 

Generally, anyone in recovery from substance addiction, who is familiar with the LifeRing philosophy and has at least six months’ continuous sobriety can be a LifeRing convenor. People may, however, become convenors earlier. Occasionally, treatment professionals with no personal recovery history start meetings, but the aim is to transition meeting convenorship to a person in recovery as soon as possible.

 

Best Practices

  • Email the LifeRing Service Center at service@lifering.org to introduce yourself, receive some useful information, and be put in touch with the Regional Representative for your area. 

  • Join the LifeRing Convenors’ Email Group. A great place to ask questions and to learn best practices from our international convenor community. All list communication is confidential to members only. To subscribe is a two-step process: 

  • Get the newsletter, blog posts, and general LifeRing announcements by email, please click here.

  • Review our How Was Your Week book. It offers a great overview of both the LifeRing organization and the role of the convenor. There’s also a free PDF version available of an older edition here.

  • Find a meeting location and select a regular timeslot

  • Once you have a date for your first meeting, submit the meeting information on this form:  Meeting Information Form.  We will get your new meeting listed in our directory, and send you a LifeRing Meeting Charter.

  • Request a specially priced Starter Kit for your meeting. Please see this link. …

  • Invite your friends in recovery and other local peers to attend the meeting … that’s it!

Start an Online Meeting

Generally, anyone in recovery from substance addiction, who is familiar with the LifeRing philosophy and has at least six months’ continuous sobriety can be a LifeRing convenor. People may, however, become convenors earlier. Occasionally, treatment professionals with no personal recovery history start meetings, but the aim is to transition meeting convenorship to a person in recovery as soon as possible.

 

Best Practices

  • Email the LifeRing Service Center at service@lifering.org to introduce yourself, receive some useful information for starting an online meeting.

  • Join the LifeRing Convenors’ Email Group. A great place to ask questions and to learn best practices from our international convenor community. All list communication is confidential to members only. To subscribe is a two-step process: 

  • Get the newsletter, blog posts, and general LifeRing announcements by email, please click here.

  • Review our How Was Your Week book. It offers a great overview of both the LifeRing organization and the role of the convenor. There’s also a free PDF version available of an older edition here. This has been mainly written for face-to-face meetings but it still has a lot of useful tips for online meetings.

  • Find a timeslot. Look here for existing meetings: Online Meeting Schedule.

  • Request a specially priced Starter Kit for your meeting. Please see this link. …

  • Invite your friends in recovery and post your meeting information on the Online Meeting Schedule for additional participation. 

Other important LifeRing documents you might need for starting a LifeRing meeting:

Face to Face Meeting Format

Face to Face meetings follows a flexible, yet specific format. Click here for more information.

Why become a Convenor

Click here to find out more information on becoming a Convenor.

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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.

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