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Pinellas LifeRing Face to Face Meetings Suspended
The current Coronavirus emergency means that in-person Pinellas County LifeRing Meetings will be suspended until further notice.
Please take a look at the Resources links on this site for information and sources for support. Also, please see the national site for links to online meetings.
(Current as of 10/21/21)
If you are located in the Tampa Bay area, please click here for current information.

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Bay Area Meetings

There are local LifeRing meetings

Meeting Info

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What Is LifeRing

People who share sobriety support.

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The 3-S Philosophy

Sobriety, Self-Help, Secularity

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PAL 2 Announcement

LifeRing has some exciting news. We are now partnering with researchers at the Alcohol Research Group on a large study funded by the National Institutes of Health called the Peer Alternatives for Addiction Study, Phase 2 (or PAL2). This study builds upon the team’s prior PAL1 study, and is the largest existing study of diverse mutual-help group options, including LifeRing. The study will provide detailed information to scientists, practitioners, policy-makers, and the public about effective mutual-help group options for addressing alcohol and other drug problems. Results will also help support individuals with alcohol and other drug problems in making the best choices for their recovery pathways.

Please consider participating. Click Here for a flyer explaining the purpose and requirements to participate in this study. For more information about how to participate, you can also go to You must be 18 or over, be a U.S. resident, and have attended (or led) a meeting in the past 30 days to participate. Individuals surveyed for PAL1 may not participate. People who complete the study will receive $115 in Amazon gift cards.

Some new resources from various media

From A Member's suggestoin:

America Has a Drinking Problem - A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.(The Atlantc - June-July 2021)

Tools from the recent book "Chatter"- From Ethan Kross' book "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters..." ( More at Ethan Kross' Website- 4/11/21)  PDF pdf

From The Guardian UK:

Oliver Burkeman's last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life - Oliver Burkeman has written an advice column for The Guardian on how to change your life. (Bu way of and the Guardian - 9/4/20)

From A Member's suggestion:

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research. (UCLA - 8/24/20)

From A Member's suggestion:

Great Teaching Monk - Good Q & A - Mindful Awareness Online Course. (Facebook - 8/24/20)

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LifeRing is a network of support groups for people who want to live free of alcohol, illicit and non-medically indicated drugs.

We encourage each member to create their own personal recovery program.

Our meetings are secular which means we focus on human relationships and individual efforts, in other words, things you can do for yourself and getting support from people and professionals who can help. Members of LifeRing achieve sobriety by applying some straightforward suggestions and by practicing common everyday skills.

If you want to get and stay clean and sober, you're welcome at LifeRing!