LifeRing Secular Recovery (Local Meetings)
"LifeRing" or "LSR" is a network of support
groups for people who want to live free of alcohol and other drugs.
LifeRing exists to serve recovering alcoholics and addicts, and
the general public, by organizing meetings dedicated to sobriety,
secularity and self-help, and by providing educational information
toward that end.
Rational Recovery® is the exclusive, worldwide source of counseling,
guidance, and direct instruction on self-recovery from addiction
to alcohol and other drugs through planned, permanent abstinence
and an exclusive method called AVRT® (Addictive Voice Recognition
SMART Recovery® (Self-Management and Recovery Training) helps
people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including:
alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol
abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other
substances and activities.
More than 300+ face-to-face meetings around the world, 16+ online
meetings per week and an online message board for education and
SMART Recovery® is recognized by the American Academy of Family
Physicians, the Center for Health Care Evaluation, The National
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human
Services, American Society of Addiction Medicine.
SOS (Local Meetings)
SOS, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, is an alternative recovery
method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable
with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs.
SOS takes a reasonable, secular approach to recovery and maintains
that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality.
SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or
her own sobriety, without reliance on any "Higher Power."
SOS respects recovery in any form regardless of the path by which
it is achieved. It is not opposed to or in competition with any
other recovery programs.
Women for Sobriety
Based upon a Thirteen Statement Program of positivity that encourages
emotional and spiritual growth, the "New Life" Program
has been extremely effective in helping women to overcome their
alcoholism and learn a wholly new lifestyle. As a self help program,
it can stand alone or be used along with other programs simultaneously.
Women For Sobriety has self-help groups throughout the world. In
addition WFS produces and distributes booklets and literature written
specifically to the needs of women alcoholics. Since WFS started
in 1976, the "New Life" Program has been adapted for other
addictions. In addition many men have requested the Program and
Men For Sobriety groups beginning in the United States and Canada.