"In A.A., sponsor and sponsored meet as equals... An alcoholic who has made some progress in the recovery program shares that experience on a continuous, individual basis with another alcoholic who is attempting to attain or maintain sobriety through A.A." - Q&A on Sponsorship
By helping others, alcoholics find that they help themselves. The act of sharing sobriety makes it easier for a member to live without alcohol.
A sponsor is a member of A.A. who has been clean and sober for one year or more and is willing to guide you through the twelve step program of recovery.
This pamphlet helps to answer some questions you may have about sponsorship. Questions such as: What Is Sponsorship? How does sponsorship help the newcomer? How does sponsorship help the sponsor? How should a sponsor be chosen? More
"Remember that we deal with alcohol;
cunning, baffling, powerful!
Without help it is too much for us."
This pamphlet is intended for people approaching Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) for the first time. In it we have tried to answer the questions most frequently in the minds of newcomers — the questions which were in our minds when we first approached the Fellowship.