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.


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At present, RitL meetings are held on a regular basis in several metropolitan areas in the US and Vancouver, Canada. There are also several locations that are discussing starting RitL meetings - if you would like to be involved in a meeting in your area, please contact us so we can help you connect with others and perhaps even start a new meeting.


We also have a list of contacts interested in
starting meetings, or just being available for those in need in more areas. Please follow this link to the bottom of that page for contact information.


Our meeting schedules are as follows
Note: Though we greatly appreciate their support, RitL can not offer or imply any affiliation with any of these locations listed below. In accordance with our 12 traditions, we can not endorse, nor affiliate, with any outside enterprise, facility or group.

Conferences & Events

Tempe, AZ - Recovery In The Lifestyle returns to Southwest Leather Conference, Jan 18th to 21st. Meetings will be held on Thurs 5PM, Friday 9:30AM, Fri 4:45PM, Sat 3:45PM. Please contact MitaBear on Fetlife for more info. Visit for information about the conference.


NOTE: We are happy to help host RitL meetings at conferences when possible, contact us to have a meeting at your event.

RitL Weekly Skype Calls

Each week on Monday & Wednesdays @ 8PM EST there is an RitL meeting behind held by Skype. There is no cost to access the call.

Skype Regular RitL meetings
Monday & Wednesday @ 8 PM EST

Send a request to: recoveryinthelifestyle on Skype

NOTE: You may want to consider creating a Skype account that isn't your ordinary one with your full name, for anonymity sake.

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


RitL meets every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 4 of the Galano Club, at 585 Dutch Valley Road Atlanta, GA 30324.

Galano Club Information: Parking is limited please check their web site for directions and information - in regards to this and carpooling is recommended if you can. The site says that they lease spaces from the animal clinic down the street after 7pm, this is no longer accurate. Please NO fetish wear at Galano as there are other non-BDSM meetings in the same location. Any further questions please send an e-mail to:


San Jose, CA: Please contact Raven for more info.


Denver - A Recovery in The Lifestyle group "K.I.N.K. (Any A)" meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the LGBT Center located at 1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218. The LGBT Center is closed on major holidays. Parking meters on Colfax are free after 6pm. For more information contact Lynda N. at


Hartford - A Recovery in The Lifestyle group meets most Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30pm at the "Society in Hartford" - website. For more information contact


Ft. Lauderdale - The original RitL group has meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at a private residence in Wilton Manors @ 7:30PM. Please e-mail Aarkey for more info.
West Palm Beach - There is now a meeting on the 1st Wed of the month, from 7 - 8PM at the LGBT Compass Community Center in Lake Worth - Map & Website.

New York

New York City, NY: New York City is now a weekly RitL meeting in Manhattan. It is held on Wednesdays, and they ask people to try to arrive by 6:15 NOTE: Purple Passion is renovating the basement and the meeting will be temporarily held at the Malibu Diner, at 163 W 23rd St, at 6:30 pm. For more information, please e-mail them, or visit their FetLife Group.
First and Third Monday of each month, from 7:30 9:00 PM @ Rancor Studios, 1014 New York Ave Huntington Station, NY 11746 Please e-mail: for more information.

Rockville, Maryland

Rockville, MD - the meeting will be held on the first Monday of the month beginning in Jan, 2018. From 8:00 to 9:00pm at a private home in the Twinbrook neighborhood of Rockville, MD. For more info, please contact:

Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia - The long-running "Ties That Bind Us" kink meeting in Philadelphia is an RitL group. They meet every Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Passional Boutique & Sexploratorium, 317 South St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147 in the third floor community room.
Pittsburgh - on the Third Thursday of the Month from 6:30 PM 7:30 PM at Coffee Tree Roasters - Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Lehigh Valley - this meeting has closed, thank you to all who supported it.  


Cincinnati, Ohio - A group now meets every Sunday from 5-6PM at 445 Herman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. For more info, please contact Whipfather on FetLife


NOTES: There is parking on both sides for the build and steps on both sides in the front as well. We do have access to an elevator if needed. The meeting is on the second floor. In the front of the building is a set of stairs you will need to go up to get into the building. We will be in the first room on the right usually. We have until 6:30 to exit the building.

Columbus, Ohio - A group meets on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm at 1182 N High Street in the back meeting room inside the retail location of The Chamber. For more info, please contact: Flash.
Cleveland, Ohio - There is discussion about starting a meeting here, for more information please contact DomSince18 on FetLife.

Eugene, Oregon

Each Sunday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Meeting location: Talisman house, those of you unfamiliar please contact heartlost2love, or, for directions and information. If folks bring a dish to share it will be a potluck meeting where all can share in recovery and a meal, if no one brings food, we can share fellowship and a cup of coffee.

Nashville, TN

Nashville 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.

We are always interested in encouraging people who wish to carry the RitL message by bringing meetings to conferences or events - or starting new meetings in their area. If you would like more information about starting your own meeting, please download our literature from the document center and/or contact us for more information, suggestions and support.



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