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An AA Sponsor


In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a Sponsor is an experienced member who offers guidance and support to newer members, usually those who are going through the Twelve-Step program. Sponsorship is a key element in AA, promoting individual recovery and fostering a sense of community.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Guidance: Helps the sponsee understand the principles and steps of AA.
  • Support: Offers emotional and moral support, especially in times of temptation or crisis.
  • Accountability: Encourages the sponsee to take responsibility for their own recovery.

Finding a Sponsor

  • Look for someone who has what you want in terms of sobriety and quality of life.
  • Attend various AA meetings to meet potential sponsors.
  • Ask directly if the person is willing and available to sponsor you.

The Sponsorship Relationship

  • It's a mutual relationship, offering benefits to both sponsor and sponsee.
  • Boundaries and expectations should be clearly set at the beginning.
  • Either party has the freedom to end the sponsorship if it’s not working out.

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