… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Sponsoring

08.20.2005 · Posted in Recovery

In the last month I’ve been asked by two people to be their sponsor. A sponsor is someone with more sobriety time than you who can help you work the twelve steps of AA. They’re there to listen and offer their experience to you in the hopes that it might help you recover. That said, being asked to be a sponsor is really cool. I feel honored and grateful more than anything. I know that the relationship I’ve developed with my sponsor has been invaluable in my recovery, so it’s nice to think that perhaps I can help somebody else with their’s.

8 Responses to “Sponsoring”

  1. you must have an amazing sponsor, you should buy him a present, maybe a shirt or sweater

  2. Yes Dan, you really need to listen to Jim; he knows of what he talks. Buying your sponsor is one of less talked about steps, way past Step 13.

    Get him something for the weather in Houston during November. That’s when I will see in person what you bought for him.

  3. Well actually, I’ve heard of great successes when a sponsor buys his sponsee gifts. You know, sort of like that reward thing – “stay sober for long enough and I’ll buy you a present.”

    So where’s MY gift?!?!?

  4. There’s a sponsor here who always has 8-10 sponsee’s at a time. He buys them dinner for every milestone they reach. For 1 month, 2 months, 1 year, 2 years etc…

  5. I always buy my sponsee’s things, if your sponsor isn’t buying you presents, you need to get a better one…

    PS, you are going to be a terrific sponsor!

  6. Hi, I have just been asked to sponsor a gal reached 60 days: I have only 18 months. We both think we can work well together for mutual growth in sobriety.

    Now what??? other than talking with my sponsor, where can I get information on how best to be a sponsor. will appreciate your assistance. thanks. brenda

  7. Hi, I have just been asked to sponsor a gal reached 60 days: I have only 18 months. We both think we can work well together for mutual growth in sobriety.

    Now what??? other than talking with my sponsor, where can I get information on how best to be a sponsor. will appreciate your assistance. thanks. brenda P.S. I grew up in Red Wing, MN!!

  8. Hi, I have just been asked to sponsor a gal reached 60 days: I have only 18 months. We both think we can work well together for mutual growth in sobriety.

    Now what??? other than talking with my sponsor, where can I get information on how best to be a sponsor. will appreciate your assistance. thanks. brenda P.S. I grew up in Red Wing, MN!!