10 Things I Learn From Being a Sponsor
Author: Justin Mckibben As an active member of a 12 Step fellowship, I was given the suggestion upon completing the other steps to sponsor a newcomer who struggles with alcohol and drugs. Actually my sponsor made a deal with me... Learn MoreWhen it Comes to Criminal Confessions, Is Anonymity a Guarantee?
By Cheryl Steinberg AA and other 12 Step fellowships promise anonymity but, don’t be confused; it’s not the same thing as ‘confessional privilege,’ the expectation of confidentiality when one confesses to their priest or, the protection of confidentiality between lawyer... Learn MoreShould I Sponsor Someone on Narcotics?
Sponsorship is essential in 12 Step fellowships as part of contributing to the sober community, helping others, and maintaining personal sobriety. At least that is how my sponsor explained it to me. If your sponsor says different you should listen... Learn More11 Things Only Men in Recovery Understand
Recovery has a large population of men, and in sobriety most guys step up and step out of ego and immaturity (or we at least try) in order to be better men. We typically have pride, ambition, and reputation to get... Learn MoreThe 6 Most Ridiculous Portrayals of 12 Step Groups on TV
[caption id="attachment_11749" align="aligncenter" width="421"] www.wifflegif.com[/caption] Television and the media are all about dramatization. It is the Medias job to do everything possible to take any situation and make it intense or entertaining in some way to draw the audience into... Learn MoreThe 6 Common Fears of All People in Recovery
[caption id="attachment_10356" align="aligncenter" width="348"] via wifflegif.com[/caption] The life of active addiction and alcoholism, in my own experience, is one fueled by fear. Emotional and social anxieties are a huge part of the mentality and daily life of someone in active... Learn MoreWhat a Sponsor Is (and What a Sponsor IS NOT)
I have a sponsor, who has a sponsor (who has a sponsor), and I sponsor. This is little cliché if you've heard it before, but it is too vital to overlook. Recovery from substance abuse offers so many incredible gifts... Learn More8 Struggles Every 20-Something in Recovery Knows About
[caption id="attachment_10286" align="aligncenter" width="426"] Photo Credit: www.wifflegif.com[/caption] Being in your 20’s in recovery can be quite a challenge and some tough years to begin your sobriety in. I’ve thought of 8 struggles every 20-something in recovery knows about.... Learn More5 Things I Wish Every Newcomer Knew About Recovery
When I was a newcomer and early in my recovery, there are a lot of things I wish I had known and been given advice on. I’ve thought of 5 things I wish every newcomer knew about recovery. 5 Things... Learn More10 Things You Should Never Say About Your Sponsor
[caption id="attachment_10079" align="aligncenter" width="498"] via wifflegif.com[/caption] Sponsors are an integral part of any fellowship program of recovery and they deserve a certain level of respect. After all, they have agreed to work with you in discovering a solution so that... Learn More8 Things You Should Never Say About Your Sponsees
[caption id="attachment_10035" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo Credit: www.wifflegif.com[/caption] When it comes to being a sponsor and having sponsees, there are definitely certain things you shouldn’t say to people about your sponsees. I’ve made a list of 8 things you should never... Learn More10 Best Things About Your Second Year of Sobriety
That first year of recovery is definitely a bumpy road that is filled with a lot of new discoveries. After that first year, there are some plus sides to being in your second year of sobriety. I’ve thought of the... Learn More