Looking For A A.A. Sponsor – How To Choose
A.A. Sponsor – Here are 10 important factors to consider when looking for a sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous:
- Experience: Look for a sponsor who has been sober for a significant period of time and has experience with the 12-step program.
- Compatibility: Find someone with whom you have good chemistry and with whom you feel comfortable sharing personal information.
- Availability: Look for a sponsor who is available to meet with you regularly and who is willing to support you throughout your recovery journey.
- Accountability: Choose a sponsor who will hold you accountable for your actions and encourage you to take responsibility for your recovery.
- Honesty: Your sponsor should be honest with you about their own experiences and willing to share their personal struggles and triumphs.
- Listening skills: A good sponsor should be an active listener who is attentive to your needs and concerns.
- Patience: Recovery is a process, and a good sponsor will be patient and understanding as you work through the steps (#ad).
- Support: Look for a sponsor who will provide emotional support and encouragement throughout your recovery journey.
- Confidentiality: Your sponsor should be trustworthy and able to keep your personal information confidential.
- Respect: Choose a sponsor who will respect your individuality, personal beliefs, and boundaries.