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What Is A Sponsor

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SHOULD A PERSON HAVE MORE THAN ONE SPONSOR?

Among 12-Stepper, it is strongly suggested that a newcomer have only one sponsor; this cuts down on the confusion and the tendency to play one sponsor against the other. With more than one sponsor a person tends to give bits and pieces of their history and their feelings to each one; but a single sponsor is told the whole story. It is more of a stretch to have one sponsor. When a person comes into the program, it is time to take off the masks; the more in-depth the sponsor gets to know the new member, the more individualized help the newcomer receives.

©1999, Stanice Anderson, excerpt from 12-Step Programs: A Resource Guide for Helping Professionals     E-mail stanice@stanice.com

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