Sponsors are established members of the PA-A fellowship, who have been attending meetings regularly for a substantial period and have applied the principles of the PA program to their own lives. They mentor other members, give advice and support, and assist them in completing the 12 steps.
As sponsors, people reach out to those in need, and they share messages that are both personal and practical. Sponsorship is an integral part of recovery. We learn to trust, respect and work with another person as part of our spiritual recovery.
Members ask their sponsors to participate in working their steps. They talk about and read through one step at a time in order. As a step is completed the sponcee works their next step in their own time. Sponsors are a guide to help folks navigate and understand the steps.
Sponsors also meet up and talk at regular intervals with their sponcee’s, often before or after meetings.
WHO CAN BE A SPONSOR?