LifeRing Recovery: a self-help alternative for recovery from alcoholism and other chemical dependency. Group support for abstinence from alcohol and “drugs” by empowering the sober self within you. Completely secular: no prayers, Higher Powers or Steps.
I am new to Lifering and thank goodness I have found you. I have been sober for 18 years and have left non-secular recovery a year ago but have been feeling isolated and lonely. I have been going through a lot of big life changes/ decisions lately and it occurred to me that there might actually be a group out there for someone such as myself who can no longer buy into dogma and ....bingo I found this site.
I have been trying to catch some sleep in a noisy household this saturday afternoon but to no avail. I am actally feeling depressed because of lack of sleep but it helps to be writing it out.
I think the lonliness of being sober without a support group has been the most difficult thing.
I am in therapy but have no secular companions so I would love to hear from you.
Welcome, M, and good to see you. Eighteen years sounds great (I'm heading for 12 myself) and it is hard to find likeminded secular & sober friends, which is why I was happy to find LifeRing.
Sleeplessness is never great and I hope you get a chance to catch up on sleep later. This site is a little slow but others will be along to greet and welcome you. There are also mailing lists and chatrooms as well as other forums in LifeRing.
All the best