Using Recovery Programs to Sober Up
Martin Nicolaus joins Christopher to discuss LifeRing Secular Recovery, where addicts take responsibility for their own rehabilitation with a three “S” philosophy - Sobriety, Secularity and Self-Help.
Martin Nicolaus is a co-founder and principal spokesperson of LifeRing Secular Recovery, based in Oakland CA, and is the author of the widely used Recovery by Choice workbook, among other titles. He holds a B.A. in Letters from Wesleyan University, a M.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. On October 2, 1992, he enlisted in the Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, and soon began attending the secular recovery support meetings that are known today as LifeRing. In 1996 he founded the www.unhooked.com website and a year later founded LifeRing Press and LifeRing Inc. In 1999, Mr. Nicolaus was one of the founding members of LifeRing Secular Recovery and started a number of LifeRing meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent presenter about LifeRing at treatment programs and in college classrooms. He works as an attorney in solo practice, handling intellectual property and real property cases.