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What is a sponsor and how does it work?
By WHATTODO
3/5/2012 10:27:28 AM
What is a sponsor and how does it work?

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A guide    
"A sponsor is someone who is your personal guide. They are also on the path of recovery but ideally they are farther along than you. They are always there for you as a support system. Here's how it works: You go to a meeting and you find a sponsor. Someone of the same gender, generally the same addiction, and that you connect with. Then you get to hear their story. They share about what has worked for them and what hasn't. They encourage you to go to meetings. And they are there. So BEFORE you give in, you call them. So for me, I feel the temptation to give into lust and BEFORE I give in, not after, I call my sponsor. We talk. And it helps me not give in."
posted at 13:46:22 on March 5, 2012 by iamstrong
sponsor does a lot.    
"Lots:

1. My sponsor calls me out when I try to distort or rationalize
2. Tells me when Im shaming myself
3. Guides me through the steps. makes sure Im detailed enough
4. I call him when Im depressed, sad, feeling worthless
5. When I slip, he tells me what I need to do.
6. Helps me document what behaviors are off limits.
7. decides if I had a slip or not"
posted at 16:34:43 on March 5, 2012 by Anonymous
Good info    
"Thanks!"
posted at 17:17:25 on March 7, 2012 by WHATTODO


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