Connecting Women in Recovery


Newcomer tip #8: Finding a Sponsor

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

The last blog was about the importance of developing some discipline in our lives. We need to have a daily agenda and routine and stick to it. Today’s newcomer tip is about finding a sponsor.

Pleases Note: I’m going to be discussing sponsorship from the 12 step fellowship perspective. There are other types of recovery but I don’t have experience with them and I can’t share knowledge that I don’t have. If someone reading this blog has experience with other type of recovery programs and sponsorship, please share about it in the comments section below.

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March 28th, 2015 was our Sponsorship Workshop. We filled up the Recovery Room at the Washtenaw Alano Club.

Forty womSponsorship Workshopen gathered for two hours to listen to four panelists talk about their experiences bringing their sponsees through the 12 step process.

There were yummy snacks and for the last portion of the workshop there was a Q & A session with questions from the “Ask-It Basket.” There was lots of Fellow-shipping going on before, at break, and after the workshop. A great time was had by all!