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Confessions of a So-so Sponsor

By Anna David

We don’t get much guidance on how to sponsor people in AA, and I'm no natural. I’ve been yelled at, fired and shamed by a sponsee’s mom. Am I really getting it that wrong? MORE  

My Sponsor’s Relapse

By Nick Oliver

The guy that was helping me build a sober life decided to drink after over two decades of sobriety. What step helps you get over that? MORE  

AA’s Revolving Door

By Amy Dresner

I’ve relapsed more times than I can count. While it hasn’t been easy, it's at least taught me that what other people think really is none of my business.  MORE  

Why I Need Two Programs

By Dufflyn Lammers

I got sober but still had problems with everyone in my life. As it turns out, people were my first—and last—drug.  MORE  

Relapsing When You Have Longterm Sobriety

By Nina Emkin

While most relapses occur in the early days, some people put together years before finding AA’s revolving door. What makes someone go out after finding solid sobriety? MORE  

Sponsorship: The Great Unknown

By Rachael Brownell

There’s no training required to become a sponsor in AA—and that means people still getting their bearings can end up working with those who may not have any themselves. What's a newcomer to do?  MORE  

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