Oct 9, 2019
As a newcomer, you will generally want to look for a sponsor who has been sober for a good amount of time and who is available to work with someone in early recovery. A sponsor is someone who you will exchange phone numbers with, talk to regularly, and use as your guide to working the steps. It is common for sponsors to ask sponsees in early recovery to call or text them frequently, meet with them regularly, to read 12-step literature, and do step-work.
Tonight, we talk about Sponsorship
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It might feel strange to ask someone to sponsor you for the first time, but this act is seen by those in 12-step recovery as an honor. Even if someone is not available to sponsor you, they will appreciate that you asked them. Sharing experience, strength, and hope with newcomers is viewed as one of the foundations of staying sober in 12-step recovery, so being a sponsee is just as important and helpful as being a sponsor.
What comes first to mind on this topic?
What is Sponsorship?
Why is it important?
What to look for?
What to watch out for?
How do you develop trust?
How do you get a sponsor?
Does changing sponsors mean giving up on the program?
Is Changing Sponsors a bad thing?
What might be a bad reason for changing a sponsor?
May a newcomer change sponsors?
How do you know when to change sponsors?
What if you are not clicking with your sponsor?
How do you break up with a sponsor?
Is sponsorship different between fellowships?
Has your understanding changed over the course of your membership?
Should sponsor and newcomer be as much alike as possible (such as drug of choice, age,
What if the sponsor is unavailable when needed?
May a newcomer have more than one sponsor?
Is it ever too late to get a sponsor?
How does sponsorship help the sponsor?
Can any member be a sponsor?
How do you get a sponsee?
When is a member ready for sponsorship responsibility?
What does a sponsor do and not do?
What if you are asked for advice?
Is there any one best way of sponsoring a newcomer?
What would you say to the new guy?
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