Recovery in the Lifestyle : RitL is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people and guests who are in recovery or would like to be. It is based on the 12 steps of recovery and recognizes that anonymity is most important for us all.

News & Events within Recovery in the Lifestyle

RitL Meetings at conferences & events

There will be several RitL meetings at the Southwest Leather Conference in Phoenix, AZ in January, 2016. Specific meeting information is listed on our meetings page. Please contact for more info & for future meeting info in the area.

Contact Us if you would like to host an RitL meeting at an event.

RitL Group Updates:

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The oldest RitL group now meets at 7 PM on the third Thursday of the month at of each month, at 7pm at a private residence. Please e-mail Aarkey for more information..

Hartford, CT - RitL group meets most Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 pm at the "Society in Hartford" - website. For more information e-mail

Central, CT - A New RitL group is starting, dates and information TBD. Please check back.

Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN - RitL meet on the second Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at Clare House, 929 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413. Fellowship follows after the meeting. For more information, please e-mail: or call 612-236-9515

Lehigh Valley, PA - Every Sunday, starting in January 2016, a new meeting has started near in Lehigh Valley, PA (near Allentown.) They meet at 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown, PA 18055. Doors open at 4:45 and the meeting is from 5:00 6:00PM. For more information, please Contact: Lady Trinidad.

Nashville, TN - RitL has a monthly meeting on the second Sunday from 4 to 5PM at The Mark. For additional information, please visit their FetLife group or e-mail.

Denver, CO - A Recovery in The Lifestyle group "Any-A" meets every Monday from 6:45 - 7:45pm at the "The Center" - website. For more information contact longtallgal.

Atlanta, GA - The group still meets on a weekly basis, but no longer has a monthly meeting at a local dungeon.

Tampa, FL - There is a group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month in the greater Tampa area. Please e-mail or visit their FetLife group for more information.

Springfield, OR - Each Sunday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Meeting location: Talisman house, those of you unfamiliar please contact heartlost2love, for directions and info.

Cincinnati, Ohio - This group now meets every Sunday at a private residence. For more info, please contact sunshine-sam by e-mail, or on FetLife



RitL Weekly Conference Calls:

Each week on Wednesdays @ 8PM EST there is an RitL meeting behind held by conference call. There is no cost to access the call other than minutes used on your phone.


Phone Calls:
Wednesday @ 8PM EST

Conference Dial-in Number: 605-475-4000
Participant Access Code: 136020#


Skype Calls:
Regular RitL meeting
Monday @ 7:30 PM EST

Send a request to: recoveryinthelifestyle on Skype

NOTE: If you would interested in starting another phone meeting, please contact us.

Mistress Stormy has purchased a few more patches. They are sold $20ea. Shipping is included in the price. Please contact us to place an order, and click here to find out more about the patches!


The 7th Tradition - Where Money and Spirituality Mix

For information about 7th tradition contributions and our operating expenses, please visit this webpage.

Dec, 2015 - Thanks to anon for a $30 contribution!


June, 2015 - Thanks for the $200 donation from Atlanta RitL group, the $120 donation from the Oregon group, and the $40 donation from "anonymous" to RitL to General Services

May, 2015 - Thanks for the $70 donation from basket collection at this year's Frolicon

July, 2014 - Thanks to the Recovery in the Lifestyle Minnesota group for their $100 contribution to RitL General Services

April, 2014
- Thanks to Sir Joel for a $50 contribution on behalf of the Vanguard Leather group of Ft. Lauderdale

Sept, 2013 - Thanks to anon for a $20 contribution

June, 2013 - Thanks to the Michigan group for their $50 contribution to RitL General Services

Possible RitL Meetings of the Future?

Phoenix, AZ: There is interested in starting group in the Phoenix area. Please contact slave Daddy Johnnie for more info.

Indianapolis, IN: Essentia has contacted us, and is interested in starting group there. Please contact her for more information.

Saratoga Springs, NY: Kinkerbell has contacted us, and is interested in starting group there. Please contact kinkerbell.

Houston, TX: We have received a contact in Houston who is interested in starting a meeting, please contact them for information.

Fredrick, MD: There is interest in starting a group near DC & Baltimore. Please contact Sissy Syndi.

Sydney, Australia: There is interest in starting RitL down under in the Sydney! Please contact Phi to get involved.

Oakland / San Jose, CA: There is a new group in the East Bay. Please contact Raven to get involved.

Boston, MA: There are a few people talking about having a meeting in the Boston area. Contact for more information.

New York City: Some people have contacted us about starting an RiTL group in New York City. If you can be of assistance, or would like more information, please e-mail them.

Do you want to be listed here as someone seeking to start a group in your area? Just send your info to and we'll get you listed here online!

RitL General Services:

◦ RitL General Services Conference Call: Got business? We are having another call on September 12th and 12PM EST. Please let us know if you would like to participate in this call, or if you have any topics or questions that are worth discussing by sending us an e-mail with the details and information.


RitL General Services changes: Treasurer & Outreach Center Chairperson:

During our latest General Services RitL conference call, we voted to create an "Outreach Chairperson" position, RockerZee has graciously stepped up to be of service. If you know of a lifestyle event that might be willing to host an RitL meeting, or print and distribute some of our flyers, please contact Zee at: For more information, please visit our outreach page. Mistress Stormy has stepped up to serve as the treasurer for RitL! Thank you ladies for your service!


RitL meetings not listed?:
If you know of an RitL meeting that is not listed here on our website, please contact us so we can add it to the list. Thanks!


RitL Radio Interviews
◦ Interview with Mistress Stormy, slave Johanna & Aarkey 10/9/12 on Recovery Radio Raw (link). You can listen to it on their website here. Its approximately 90 minutes long, and is available for your listening pleasure in MP3 format. We will keep you posted if there are any further interviews planned.

◦ Interview with Aarkey 9/26/12 on Recovery Radio Raw (link). You can listen to it on their website here. Its approximately 54 minutes long, and is available for your listening pleasure in MP3 format.

Recovery in the Lifestyle Outreach:
We now have downloadable and printable flyers as well as the postcard/flyers to help spread awareness and carry outreach about RitL to other areas. You can download the printable flyers from our document center. If you would like us to send some postcards for distribution at appropriate places within your community, or at conferences & events. Please contact us and we will be happy to send you some cards at our cost. See a sample here.

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