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selecting a sponsor

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:23 pm
by jakpar
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

Re: selecting a sponsor

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:56 pm
by avaneesh912
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.

Re: selecting a sponsor

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

Marc

Re: selecting a sponsor

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:07 pm
by jakpar
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