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Old 02-12-2009, 08:57 PM
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Secular Meeting Format

From the LifeRing website:

Opening Statement

This is a regular open meeting of LifeRing Secular Recovery. LifeRing is a
self-help support group for all people who want to get and stay clean and
sober.

We feel that in order to remain in recovery, we have to make sobriety the
top priority in our lives. By sobriety, we mean complete abstinence from
alcohol and other addictive drugs.

Out of respect for people of all faiths and none, we conduct our meetings
in a secular way, which means that, during this hour, we do not use prayer
or talk about religion. We rely in our recovery on our own efforts and on
the help of the group members and other friends.

Everything that we share at this meeting is completely confidential and
stays in this room. If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs now,
we ask that you maintain silence at this meeting. You may speak with
members afterward.

The meeting format is flexible. We generally begin by checking in and
talking about the highlights and heartaches of our past week in recovery,
and what we plan to do to stay clean and sober in the coming week.
We encourage cross-talk throughout the meeting. By cross-talk we mean
questions and positive, supportive feedback. Positive experiences from
your own recovery are welcome. Please allow enough time for everyone to
participate by limiting your speaking time if necessary.

If this is your first time at this meeting of LifeRing -- Welcome. Please
introduce yourself by your first name. If you would like, tell us how long
you have been in recovery and then tell us about your past week and your
coming week in recovery. If you would like to know more about the
LifeRing approach, we have LifeRing books and handouts available here.

Thank you.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:10 PM
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I wanna come to your meeting, DK.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM
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I went to a couple of LifeRing meetings in the SF Bay Area several years back and they were really cool. I tried to start one a couple of times in the area I moved from, but couldn't get it to take off, and really couldn't stay sober while I was trying.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:07 PM
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And look at you now - you're a rockstar!
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:27 AM
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DK, does it use 12 steps at all or is it strictly about talking with other members for support? Do they pass the basket to pay for the bills? Any idea where I can get the literature in question?
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:49 AM
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It's strictly about peer support.

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