Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

Sponsorship

Excerpt from The Tools Of Recovery

Sponsorship moves our recovery into action. A sponsor provides guidance and support through the process of stepwork and the experience of withdrawal. We encourage you to initiate the sponsorship relationship by asking someone with whom you feel you might work well. Don't be discouraged if you get a few "No's." in time you will receive the "Yes" that is meant for you. When choosing, look for someone who has qualities you admire, who has continuous sobriety from Inner-Circle behavior and has ideally completed their Fifth Step. Do not ask someone to whom you are sexually attracted, as this is a bad mix.

Sponsors are not professionals, but are merely sex addicts who have found a way to stay sober and want to help others. Establishing your "circles" (see the "Three Circles" pamphlet and the discussion in the next section of this booklet), discussing expectations and writing down clear agreements between you may be the first tasks of this relationship. As addicts, we have often led secret lives. A sponsor is someone we regularly check in with. Sponsors will make suggestions, but you are responsible for your program. Sponsors do have lives; don't be upset if they are not always available. This is the time to reach out to others in the fellowship.

Honesty, commitment, openness and a willingness to take suggestions are important attitudes for a sponsee. Finding a permanent sponsor may take time. Thus, it is suggested that when you enter the program you ask someone who has more sobriety time than you and has completed their First Step for temporary sponsorship.

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BIG NEW YEAR SPONSORSHIP

Panel and Discussion of all aspects. Get a sponsor! Learn how to sponsor! 27 Jan, Sunday: 1-4pm: 2951 Derby Street, Berkeley: Contact Brett: 760-650 5735 Easy Free Parking. Entrance on and Park on Derby only. Bus 79 from Rockridge BART.

Women's Sponsor-Sponsee-Connection Tele-meeting

First Tues: 5:30pm Pacific Time: Info: 267-332-4698 saawomensig@gmail.com

SAA BAY AREA ANNUAL RETREAT

March 15-17, Fri, Sat, Sun. Please see Events page to sign up online or download flier! Workshops, Dance, No-Talent Show, Recovery Galore In beautiful Marin Walker Creek Ranch Volunteer for Service. For directions, fliers and info Contact: vlsales@me.com

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