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     In sponsoring someone, the best way given is to share your own experience, strength and hope.  A lot of this website is for inner growth of ourselves.  I am trying to add weekly, new topics on sponsorship from my own experience, strength and hope.  There are so many different topics that are important to me in sponsorship, it is hard to organize, and put it all together.  I am going to try to cover several different topics for you.  I also thought it would be nice to add assorted downloads and links to help you to answer questions and have printable papers for homework you've done or will do.  It is so hard to know what assignments to take on, or give out to your sponsee's.  I have found some really neat downloadable homework templates, and assignments on the web.  If you know of any others you would like listed, please let us know.  I am not recommending that you give or do any homework, I am only offering what I have found on the internet for your own personal use.  None of this is going to take the place of working with a sponsor, but I hope it aides you along the way.   I will include the links for the different steps on the web page of that step.  Literature on each topic can also be found on each web page.  Assorted downloads and homework are listed below.  Click on the TOPIC you interested in, and it will take you to the area you want to see more about.  I hope you enjoy the site!                 T.  

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Everybody sees it, but you're the one who feels the warmth....

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CLICK THE TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE TO GO TO INTERSITE LINKS:

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1st Pamphlet on Sponsorship
Bill W. on Sponsorship
12 Steps Of A Sponsor
12 Steps To A Slip
What is A Sponsor
How to Pick A Sponsor
When To Step Back
The Importance of Being Honest
Boundaries
How To Hear A Fifth Step
STep Work
OTHER LINKS ON SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor:  Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions On Recovery

In 1944 Clarence S. actually wrote a pamphlet on how someone should sponsor a new person.   Check it out:    How To Sponsor Someone

Index of AA History Pages - How One AA Wife Lives the 12 Steps Lois W. -- AA Grapevine 1953 .This is the first pamphlet on AA Sponsorship. The Steps Of AA - An Interpretation.       

You may need a Free Unzipping Software to be able to open these files, so I have listed a free one below for you.   Free Unzipping Software

Online NA Literature      Finding A Sponsor

Some Great Resource Homework Links

On all the following sites, you must hit the "Back" button at the top left of the screen to return to this site.  Good Luck. 

 

Tools for Transformation This site is dedicated to providing tools and information for finding freedom and recovery from addictive behaviors using the principles of the 12 Step program.  You will find many more Resources here. 

The Big Book Bunch

These folks offer step guides for each step.  Massive information, great homework assignments, all Big Book Based.  Click on the link to the left to get to the site.  Check out their Sobriety Topics link at the bottom of their page. Many more 12 step resources and homework can be found here.  I think this Bunch is Great!!!  Highly recommend them to anyone. http://www.sober.org/

Twelve Steps Of A Sponsor - Interesting Amendment of the 12 Steps.

There are books for purchase  -  Here are 3 Recommendations:

  1. "TWELVE STEP SPONSORSHIP"  How it works
  2. "LIVING SOBER" Some methods A.A. members have used for not drinking
  3. "THINGS MY SPONSOR TAUGHT ME"

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This website is not intended to replace a sponsor, but rather to aide you and your sponsor in recovery.  This is just a way to start working the steps, and share in someone else's experience, strength and hope.  

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This Website was last updated on:  July 07, 2008

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    Disclaimer: This site is NOT endorsed nor sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous or any group and is not intended to offer specific advice to persons in recovery or contemplating recovery. This site DOES, however, attempt to follow the 12 Traditions of AA. Contact your local Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Office for direct info on AA, for info on meetings in your area, and if you'd like to speak with someone regarding alcoholism. This site is produced in the spirit of AA's Twelfth Step - to carry the message. When reading the experience, strength and hope on this site, we remind you that AA's "public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films."