selecting a sponsor

Most of us who recovered with AA's program did so with the help of a "sponsor". But what is sponsorship? How do I get one? Who can be a sponsor? What makes a good sponsor?
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selecting a sponsor

Post by jakpar » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:23 pm

hello, I'm Jack and I am an alcoholic.
I have been sober since March 6th, 2011, and have been atending at least 1 f2f meeting a day since my 1st AA meeting on March 11th, 2011 (I have attended 46 f2f meetings in the first 45 days since).
I live in a rural area in WV. The town I live in has 1 meeting a week, so I have to travel to attend daily meetings, but I already see this as a plus in one sense, as I see a number of differents AA's, and hear several different stories/situations.
I have been struggling with getting a sponsor, and am concerned about how to go about it, what to look for etc.
Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance,
Jack
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Re: selecting a sponsor

Post by avaneesh912 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:56 pm

Jack,
Yes it is a very difficult job, especially coming into the fellowship without prior knowledge what is in store for us. Here is a brochure AA has put-together to help a new comer, http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-15_Q&AonSpon.pdf. Feel free to post your questions here. We will be glad to assist you.
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Re: selecting a sponsor

Post by Marc L » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:19 pm

Hello Jack;
I'm Marc and I'm Alcoholic.
There are also many threads on the subject at this link: http://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=15

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Re: selecting a sponsor

Post by jakpar » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:07 pm

just an update, I now have a temp sponsor on here, who is great to work with. I also continue working towards one at f2f meetings.
thanks
Jack

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