Since the first Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine was published in June 1944 it has always included information and articles about sponsorship — one of the first forms of AA service. In 1947, Bill W. wrote, “More and more groups are adopting the idea of ‘sponsorship.’ Each newcomer is assigned a reasonably stable AA member whose ward …∞
This article merely expresses the viewpoint of one individual and is an effort to express what AA is and what a newcomer can hope to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous AA is a loose-knit group of people who have the same problem – alcoholism. There are many who do not like the sound of that word …∞
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Promises for Beginners in Recovery from Alcoholism You will know your full name and address. You will be able to shave yourself, or put on your makeup, whichever pleases you. You will be able to dress and undress yourself. You will know the town, the state, and the country you live in. You will be …∞
This leaflet is intended for people approaching Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) for the first time. In it we have tried to answer the questions most frequently in the minds of newcomers—the questions which were in our minds when we first approached the Fellowship. Am I an alcoholic?If you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want …∞
Thirteenth Stepping occurs when a person in recovery makes sexual overtures to a vulnerable person, a newcomer or someone newly sober, sometimes under the guise of “sponsoring” or working with the newcomer. it violates the principle that we should help others without expectation of reciprocity or return favors, sexual or otherwise. it taints the apparent …∞
Stools and Bottles Stools and Bottles: A Study of Character Defects – 31 Daily Meditations Stools and Bottles uses the concept of a barstool (the seat and three legs) and eight bottles to represent the importance of the first four steps (of the Twelve Steps) of Alcoholics Anonymous. The author began using this concept in …∞
Twelve Step Sponsorship Passing it on is a key concept in the Twelve Step community and many of the traditions and knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery program have been passed down by word-of-mouth from one generation of sponsors to the next. Twelve Step Sponsorship effectively takes this knowledge and tradition and applies it to …∞
I wish you a slow recovery. –Saying heard in 12 Step meetings Newcomer I feel as if I should be doing better than this by now. Sponsor I can identify with your belief that you should be doing better faster. I sometimes feel that about the pace of my own recovery, as if we recovering …∞
A Sponsor is a more experienced member in the recovery program who guides the newcomer through the process of recovery. In 12-Step circles, it is suggested that a sponsor should be of the same gender (unless gay or lesbian). The newcomer to the program is quite vulnerable; for some of us this is the first …∞
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