LifeRing Secular Recovery

Drew Edmund Psychiatric Center encourages growth in recovery utilizing any method we can offer you.

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. Some have had negative experiences in attempting to find help elsewhere, but most people soon find that LifeRing’s emphasis on the positive, practical present-day can turn anger and despair into hope and resolve. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual.

​LifeRing believes you DO have the power to overcome your addiction. It’s hard, there are often setbacks, but in every addict there exists the desire to find lasting sobriety. We think of that as the Sober Self. With addiction, that part of us has been beaten down and relegated to a corner of our brains, but it’s still there. We also have an Addict Self that wants to control our decision-making and lead us to use the substance that is wrecking our lives.

​LifeRing tries to support your efforts to strengthen the Sober Self and weaken the Addict Self. Our meetings, whether in person or online, consist of addicts using their Sober Self to connect with the Sober Self of other addicts. We share advice, understanding, and encouragement. We focus primarily on our current lives, not on the hurts and damages of the past. Two addicts, talking Sober-Self to Sober-Self, learn from each other and gain strength from each other.

​Steps, and Higher Powers and Sponsors – those work for some people very well. Our approach is different. We think YOU are the best person to design YOUR OWN program – you know what’s needed in your life and what has to be abandoned. You know what triggers cravings and what provides healthy and strengthening pleasure. You know the path you want to be on and you are the only person who can figure out how best to get there. LifeRing provides the safe and supportive contact with others that enables that process to succeed.

North Park Behavioral Health Center, THU 6:30pm
2136 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
Meeting #: 183
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Topic: How Was Your Week?
Published Name:: Greg H.

Lasting Recovery, SUN 6:00pm
6046 Cornerstone Ct W
San Diego, CA 92121
Meeting #: 65
Note: -Dial #113 if late
Topic: Workbook meeting
Published Name:: Leigh J.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, WED 7:00pm
10125 Azuaga St.
San Diego, CA 92129
Meeting #: 297
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Topic: How Was Your Week?
Published Name:: Greg H.

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