Sobriety always means abstinence in LifeRing. The motto is “we do not drink or use, no matter what.”
Secularity LifeRing Recovery welcomes people of all faiths and none. You get to keep whatever religious beliefs you have, and you are under no pressure to acquire any that you do not have. LifeRing supports recovery methods that rely on human efforts rather than on divine intervention.
Self-Help in LifeRing means that the key to recovery is the individual’s own motivation and effort. LifeRing is a place where individuals build their own Personal Recovery Plans. LifeRing does not prescribe any particular “steps” other than abstinence.
The LifeRing process is strength-based; it works by positive reinforcement of qualities that you already have.
LifeRing Sacramento Research Opportunity
Dr. Frederick Grouzet and I (Tyler Carey) are members of the University of Victoria Psychology Department, and we are interested in conducting an international study on peer-support groups for problematic alcohol use. Recently, we have finished developing a brief web-survey on peer-support groups for problematic alcohol use.
Completing this web-survey will provide LifeRing Sacramento attendees with a unique opportunity to learn more about their own recovery, while also helping researchers achieve a better understanding of peer-support mechanisms of drinking-related behavior change.
This survey is by invitation only, please see your convener or email Dave for the invitation code.
Thank you for your participation.